Manga posts

Vom Marlowe Review White Ink

Posted by on January 28th, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Vom Marlowe discusses a useful white ink for artists.

Also Suat’s review of Town of Evening Calm… has now generated a whole slew of comments from Jog, Derik Badman, Kate Dacey, Bill Randall and others.

Suat Destroys Evening Calm, Mangles Cherry Blossoms

Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 4:09 AM

Suat reviews Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms. He doesn’t like it.

Kinukitty on Sense and Sexuality

Posted by on January 26th, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Kinukitty reviews the yaoi manga Sense and Sexuality.

Biomega #1 and Ikigami #4

Posted by on January 26th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Futurist apocalyptic dystopic manga! Guns! Out-of-control state power! Evil vaccinations! Morally torn government functionaries! Artificial humans! Intelligent bears! Homicidal schoolteachers! Doesn’t that get the blood pumping?! Maybe?

Breaking News: Manga Critics Not Nice!

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Suat claimed in last weeks xxxholic roundtable that manga critics are too nice. One manga critic disabuses him.

That’s going to leave a mark.

Dynamically Grimm: Dororo as Tezuka’s Illusively Moving Fairy Tale

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Osamu Tezuka’s manga do not look like manga. He presents narratives as a series of dynamic fragments that mirror his characters’ restless momentum. Almost every collective action is purposefully arranged via montage juxtaposition, piecing together slivers of motion rather than using their various parts to form a singular cogent image. That’s not unusual for the medium, but what’s so remarkable about it in the case of Dororo is how consistently Tezuka’s breakdowns feel like freeze frames of cell animation, more than likely a product of the influence Disney cartoons had on his work. Panels break down into component images, like a storyboard or a flipbook expressively but fastidiously rearranged to fit all on one page. As a result, Tezuka’s obsessively detailed draftsmanship overwhelms the reader with its unswerving dedication to abstracted motion.

Twilight Is Manga

Posted by on January 22nd, 2010 at 10:28 PM

When I need a break from comics, one of my side hobbies is hating Twilight. It’s refreshing after a long day of hating comic books.  But it’s not as complete a break from comics as it might be, because the

xxxHolic Roundtable Roundup

Posted by on January 22nd, 2010 at 10:04 AM

To finish up the xxxholic roundtable, I’ve highlighted some of the more interesting comments by Kristy Valenti, Matthias Wivel, Shaenon Garrity, David Welsh, Bill Randall, and others.

Now at CAM: Drawing the Sword

Posted by on January 20th, 2010 at 10:29 AM

You know what this blog would be great for?  Pimping Cartoon Art Museum events!

I’ve been a volunteer at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco for–sheesh–ten years now, and I’m married to the curator.  In my world, there is

Adam Stephanides on xxxHolic

Posted by on January 19th, 2010 at 3:15 PM

On the Hooded Utilitarian Adam Stephanides contributes a guest post to the ongoing xxxHolic roundtable.

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