Okay, this is it… it’s really happening. Or, rather, it’s all set to happen. The obstacle to what I have been waiting on just cleared, and now it’s time to get press releases, ads, interviews, and other stuff ready… and Ryan says he just finished the new ads yesterday…
Much as I’ve been putting off updating news here because of getting ready for Big New Thing, we’ve also been working on various stuff, clearing the decks to work on Life After The Big New Thing. So…
GSG artist Ryan Howe posted this nifty thing he drew of himself being interviewed by a local Canadian newspaper about the Female Force comics he’s drawn and is drawing:
Let’s see… over at MangaLife, Barb and I wrote a lot of stuff: http://www.mangalife.com/
Here, I talk about Hunter x Hunter the anime:
Here, Barb talks about the MangaBible:
I have fun talking about dingoes in my review of Vertical’s Black Jack v3 and 4:
Barb is deeply moved by Viz’s Real v3 and 4:
Barb uses an excellent metaphor during her discussion of Slam Dunk v3:
Barb worked hard on this review of Gantz v2:
I get to talk even more about the intersection of manga and the spirit of the samurai warrior while discussing Hunter x Hunter v25:
I got a little punchy here:
Barb got inspired talkin’ about that there Death Note:
Oh yeah, and people just can’t stop being inspired by Naruto in my spotlight on volumes 34 through 40.
See what I mean? We’ve been clearing the decks, catching up on stuff, getting ready, battening down the hatches, battening them down again… That’s not even every single thing we’ve written for ML lately– it’s just the most entertaining stuff. Okay wait it might be every single thing Barb’s written lately, but same thing.
Now, other important news is that Wicker Man Studios members Steven G. Saunders and Fictio– I mean Josh Wagner are at the Emerald City con RIGHT NOW AS I WRITE THIS. I command you to HUNT THEM DOWN and BUY THEM AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF DRINKS.
Wicker Man Studios (and Septagon Studios for that matter) ally Dave Baxter is also there. He doesn’t drink as much as the other two– he runs on solar. Or he’s some kind of hybrid or something, at least. Anyway, instead of buying him drinks (he helps keep an eye on Josh too, after all), ask him how to kill a grizzly.
Let’s see what else… here, look at this:
Look down there at number 216! Right above Civil War! It’s Nora, the Viz manga that Barb and I adapt! But consider that this is not a list of things ordered by BOOKSTORES– it’s a list of things ordered by COMIC BOOK STORES. Dude.
Oh, and look! There’s Kamichama Karin Chu, one of the Del Rey mangas I edit! #172, two slots above Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8.
And, again, this is NOT a bookstores list. This is a COMIC BOOK SHOPS list. Golly.
Okay that is all for now… off I go to prepare letters announcing Big New Thing… check back here in about… 12 days or so.