Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years’ work

Posted by on March 8th, 2010 at 11:50 AM

 

Journalista

 

As you might be aware, I generally try to avoid product announcements in this blog — with that going double for Fantagraphics products, what with the obvious “Dirk=company whore” connotations they bring. Nonetheless, I’ve spent the last four… long… years helping nurture this one into being, and pretty much demanded the right to be the one to break the news. And since Amazon just beat me to it, I might as well make the announcement here:

 


Panel from “The Willow Tree,” ©2010 Moto Hagio/Shogakukan.

 

Fantagraphics has signed an agreement with Shogakukan to launch a full manga line edited and curated by Matt Thorn.

For the record: Four years is a hell of a long time to keep a secret.

 

Be Sociable, Share!

Tags: , , ,

18 Responses to “Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years’ work”

  1. Noah Berlatsky says:

    Congratulations Dirk. That’s fabulous news.

  2. This is absolutely thrilling news! Congratulations!

  3. DerikB says:

    Ah, that explains the “Hourou musuko” listing. Very cool. Congrats! Looking forward to it.

  4. […] of a short story collection by the inimitable Moto Hagio. And just now, Dirk Deppey has revealed what’s behind these listings: “Fantagraphics has signed an agreement with Shogakukan to launch a full manga line edited […]

  5. Emi says:

    I am ridiculously excited about this news! Four years, wow.

  6. […] Deppey has announced that Fantagraphics Books has signed a deal with Japanese publisher Shogakukan to launch a manga […]

  7. […] raced to their keyboards in rapturous joy. Why? Because Dirk Deppey has announced officially in his blog that “Fantagraphics has signed an agreement with Shogakukan to launch a full manga line […]

  8. swanjun says:

    “Fantagraphics has signed an agreement with Shogakukan to launch a full manga line edited and curated by Matt Thorn.”

    This is, quite possibly, the most beautiful sentence I have ever seen. I have geekbumps and am simultaneously verklempt. I’ve wanted to see Hourou Musuko in English for so long, and more titles from the Magnificent ’49ers, as well.

    I wish Fantagraphics the utmost success in their endeavors and promise to give you lots and lots of my money in perpetuity.

  9. […] is very exciting news. Fantagraphics is adding a manga line. More Moto Haigo available in English will be a treat, and Fantagraphics really packages their books […]

  10. Sean Robinson says:

    Congratulations! I am so excited to get my hands on some of these books…. details to follow, I hope??

  11. Michael Nicolai says:

    Golf clap.
    (sincerely)

  12. […] Dirk Deppey’s entry on Journalista announcing the news. […]

  13. […] This was supposed to be an Anime News Network exclusive, with all the bells and whistles, but Amazon.com moves in mysterious ways. It listed the titles a whole month early (here and here), so the cat’s out of the bag. Although a well-choreographed roll-out would have been nice, I for one am relieved, because, as my co-conspirator Dirk Deppey put it, “Fours years is a hell of a long time to keep a secret.” […]

  14. […] Dirk Deppey broke the news at Journalista this afternoon, the confirmation drew immediate, elated results across the blogosphere… and this was before […]

  15. […] has signed a deal with Shogakukan to publish a line of manga edited by Matt Thorn. First on the list is a volume of Moto Hagio short stories, A Drunken Dream. At his own blog, Matt […]

  16. […] has signed a deal with Shogakukan to publish a line of manga edited by Matt Thorn. First on the list is a volume of Moto Hagio short stories, A Drunken Dream. At his own blog, Matt […]