ICv2 reports that comic and graphic novel sales were down in October, and they post the top 300 graphic novels in the direct market.
Kris has some thoughts on manga-ka Yugi Yamada.
Danielle Leigh has an interesting challenge in her latest Manga Before Flowers column: Tell her what you like, and she’ll recommend a manga for you.
Deb Aoki has more details on DMP’s online original manga program.
New website alert: Manga Views is billed as “a hub for manga reviews and reviewers from around the world.” It features links to reviews all over the blogosphere as well as already active forums. Jump in and take a look! With Tangognat and Lissa Pattillo behind the scenes, it has to be good!
Manga University branches out with the Manga University Cooking Show, featuring how-to videos based on the recipes in The Manga Cookbook.
News from Japan: Hunter x Hunter is making a return, Canned Dogs reports.
Grant Goggans on The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga (The Hipster Dad’s Bookshelf)
Julie on vol. 1 of Comic (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Joe Iglesias on vol. 1 of Jormungand (The Eastern Standard)
Emily on King no Urashigoto (Emily’s Random Shoujo Manga Page)
Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Moyasimon (Prospero’s Manga)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture (Comics Should Be Good)
Diana Dang on The Official xxxHolic Guide (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 6 of Pet Shop of Horrors Tokyo (Kuriousity)
Dan Polley on vols. 1-6 of Yotsuba&! (Comics Village)