Urasawa interview, Black Jack explained

Gottsu-Iiyan posts the long-delayed conclusion of his interview with Naoki Urasawa at The Eastern Edge.

The latest New York Times Graphic Books best-seller list is out.

Helen McCarthy relays the news that Vertical will be publishing some of Osamu Tezuka’s essays. UPDATE: Ed Chavez contacted me to say that they are still just thinking about it, and the essays would be not be by Tezuka but about him.

Speaking of Tezuka, Michael Pinto has an interesting post on why Black Jack looks so cartoony at Fanboy.com.

David Welsh’s latest license request is a classic: Sazae-San.

The Cybils nominations are open, and here are the graphic novel nominations. (Via Tangognat.)

Scott VonSchilling talks to programming manager Peter Tatara about the mergerman of NYAF and NYCC next year.

Reviews: Justin Colussy-Estes reviews Junko Mizuno’s Strange Tales: Welcome to the Spidertown! at Comics Village. Snow Wildsmith looks at two shoujo-ai stories, The Last Uniform and Voiceful, at Fujoshi Librarian.

Megan M. on vol. 7 of Black Lagoon (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Domo: The Manga (Prospero’s Manga)
Lorena Nava Ruggero on vol. 1 of Lapis Lazuli Crown (i heart manga)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Mamoru the Shadow Protector (Manga Xanadu)
Melinda Beasi on vol. 2 of Nabari no Ou (There it is, Plain as Daylight)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 2 of Nabari no Ou (Comics Should Be Good)
Danielle Van Gorder on vol. 16 of Nana (Mania.com)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Ninja Girls (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Rasetsu (Comics Village)
Connie on vol. 1 of Rin-ne (Slightly Biased Manga)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Rin-ne (Soliloquy in Blue)
Julie on Short-Tempered Melancholic (Manga Maniac Cafe)
AstroNerdBoy on vol. 2 of Tsubasa: Those With Wings (AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog)
Anna on vol. 2 of Venus Capriccio (2 screenshot limit)
Sadie Mattox on vols. 1 and 2 of Wild Animals (Extremely Graphic)

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