Slow train blogging

I’m posting a little late today because I’m traveling from San Francisco to Boston by train this week; I’m writing this in the Denver station, aboard the California Zephyr, and I’ll switch to the Lake Shore Limited tomorrow in Chicago. I’m live-Tweeting the trip, if you’re interested.

If not, well, here’s the latest news:

I forgot why I liked Cromartie High School so much, but Jason Thompson reminded me in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.

This month’s Manga Moveable Feast is a feast indeed—it celebrates Oishinbo and other food manga. Khursten Santos is hosting it at Otaku Champloo, and she kicks things off with an introduction to food manga, some interesting links, a spotlight piece on Oishinbo, and the recipe for a dish featured in Oishinbo.

The Manga Bookshelf bloggers discuss their Pick of the Week.

Erica Friedman has the latest Yuri Network News at Okazu.

DMP has released the cover t-shirt and poster design for their new edition of Osamu Tezuka’s Barbara, which was funded on Kickstarter.

Yen Press will adapt the Gaia Online game Monster Galaxy into a graphic novel.

The JManga folks announced via Twitter that they are working on an app for Android and iOS that will allow readers to download manga and read them offline. (Hat tip: ANN.)

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson posts some short reviews of recent shoujo manga at Comics Worth Reading. Ash Brown reflects on a week’s worth of manga reading at Experiments in Manga. It’s time for a new round of Bookshelf Briefs at Manga Bookshelf.

Anna on vol. 4 of Dawn of the Arcana (Manga Report)
Lori Henderson on vol. 3 of Drops of God (Manga Xanadu)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 56 of Naruto (The Comic Book Bin)
Greg McElhatton on Rohan at the Louvre (Read About Comics)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 4 of Sailor Moon (ANN)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Until Death Do Us Part (The Manga Critic)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of X (3-in-1 edition) (I Reads You)
Dave Ferraro on Young Miss Holmes Casebook 1-2 (Comics-and-More)

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  1. Ben Applegate says

    It’s not the cover, it’s the poster and T-shirt designs. Thanks for the link though.

  2. I just want to say that I am hideously, hideously jealous that you have gotten the chance to cross-country via train. I would love to do this someday.

    • Brigid Alverson says

      I highly recommend it! And it’s not that expensive, either. I’m hoping to do it again, via a different route, later this year. It’s definitely more a question of time than money.