Queenie Chan, Carl Macek, and more Dark Horse news

I’m still busy with post-con duties, but I wrapped up my impressions of C2E2 at Robot 6, and Michael May has a nice post on the bloggers’ panel, which I participated in along with Johanna Draper Carlson, Heidi MacDonald, and a host of other luminaries. I covered the Mike Mignola panel for CBR and the kids’ comics scene for PWCW.

The Sydney Morning Herald takes a look at the Australian comics scene, including an interview with Queenie Chan, creator of The Dreaming and artist for the Odd Thomas graphic novels.

It’s that time of the week again, and Kate Dacey, Gia Manry, and David Welsh take a look at this week’s new releases. Kate also looks at the Free Comic Book Day offerings and notes the absence of manga—quite a difference from a few years ago.

On the other hand, I reported the other day that Dark Horse is resurrecting the print version of its Dark Horse Presents comics, and Gia checked in with them and learned that the comics will include manga, although no titles have been revealed yet.

Sean Kleefeld notes that the movie Manga Mad is available on Hulu.

Lori Henderson shares her personal memories of anime pioneer Carl Macek, who passed away recently.


Zack Davisson on vol. 1 of Black Butler (Manga Life)
Tom Langston on vol. 1 of Diamond Girl (Nigorimasen!)
Sam Kusek on vols. 1 and 2 of Dinosaur King (Manga Recon)
Bill Sherman on vol. 1 of Dorohedoro (Blogcritics)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 31 of Eyeshield 21 (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Susan S. on Happiness Recommended (Manga Jouhou)
Todd Douglass on vol. 3 of Karakuri Odette (Anime Maki)
Ed Sizemore on vol. 1 of One Fine Day (Comics Worth Reading)
Todd Douglass on vol. 10 of One Thousand and One Nights (Anime Maki)
Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane on vol. 20 of Skip Beat (Manga Life)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 8 of Yotsuba&! (Kuriousity)
Erica Friedman on vol. 12 of Yuri Hime S (Okazu)

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