Posts Tagged ‘mangalife’

Wicker Man Studios News, February 17th, 2009

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Well, first of all, I started posting my con report… didn’t get very far, but this is like ordering a large appetizer before your meal:


Let’s see… over at MangaLife, Barb wrote a thing:


Also WMS member Steven Saunders has a new info page about himself:

I wanna see him fit all that onto a business card like I keep trying to do for myself…


Oh yeah, and FYI Nora volume three must be about to come out, because they sent us our comp copies for adapting it… so watch for it…


Okay that is all for now because I am so tired. Many many things to report soon like as in “as soon as Ryan Howe tells me it is time to report them.”


Wicker Man Studios News, January 1st, 200freakin9

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

New articles up in the writing section of this site…

First, in honor of my new bud Dave Baxter, I decided to run my San Diego Con report from 2006, it was a really good report, one of my personal favorites, plus it talks all about the long tail-ness that Dave talks a lot about these days…

Meanwhile, I posted barb’s “Manly Manga” article from over at MangaLife… she wrote it back in April, I think that ML’s had that baby as an exclusive for long enough now…

Still, I am starting to run out of Barb-only written things… that… won’t… get us in trouble for bringing back up again… but I have a solution… and you’ll be amazed by what it is… more on that later this month, I hope.


Hmm, let’s see… since I last posted here, WMS member Josh Wagner posted a blogthing that I thought was kinda interesting…


Oh yeah, and the new MangaLife is up… I wouldn’t bring this up, but this week it features some stuff from Barb and me, like my spotlight on Vertical, Inc’s BLACK JACK volumes 1 and 2, or the MangaLife RoundTable End-of-Year Wrap-Up, or Barb’s review of volume 2 of Dark Horse’s Ghost Talker’s Daydream…

Aw, just go there. If I may make a suggestion, try going there in Chrome, that seems to work super extra faster than the usual ways. If you take my meaning.


Oh, wait, it occurs to me also that since I was here last I also updated The Park and Barb Show:

It’s Christmas Newsletter time all over again, it’s Christmas in January whee.


So anyway: NewGSGStoryAndExactlyHowItWillBecomeAvailableToYourComputingDevice-Watch: As you know, I have been negotiating with Orcus from Orcusville to hunt down Secret Facilitator Man and ascertain when exactly the new story will go live. Orcus told me that he didn’t have time to find him, much as he’d like the finder’s fee, because he’s on the run from an insane lemur.

However, little did he know, that he did PASS Secret Facilitator Man on the street and didn’t recognize him, which spooked Secret Facilitator Man into getting in touch with me. Secret Facilitator Man said that The Plan will once again start being Facilitated again Secretly as soon as he gets back into the office on Monday.

Okay, fine. So we should have more news on this story by the next time I post here.

I’m just glad I didn’t have to pay Orcus.

More on this news as it develops. I will post all new information the second it becomes functional, so stay tuned for news of this next time, in the news posting we must surely call:

Beautiful Lemur, Wake Unto Me


Wicker Man Studios News, December 10th, 2008

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

New articles up in the writing section of this site…

I was going to do a couple more Barb DVD reviews, but after that I wanted to run a nice article Barb once wrote about Night of the Living Dead… and I’m sorry, the closer it gets to Christmas, the less I think zombies are appropriate. I know, I know, I’m probably WAY out of synch with everyone reading this…

But this bizarre policy on my part means you get zombies NOW! Yay for you! Barb DVD reviews will resume next week…

Meanwhile, I decided to go with my essay “Ballad of a Thin Man,” which is an essay I really like and yet it is so heavy on cultural references, you’d have to read all the same comics and movies and anime and stuff as me to get every single reference in it. For once, I don’t care, I did it anyway, and I really like it. So here it is, Dylanophiles.


I wrote one extra review this week at Mangalife…

There you go.


So anyway: NewGSGStoryAndExactlyHowItWillBecomeAvailableToYourComputingDevice-Watch: The new file was given to Secret Facilitator Man today. When I see him tomorrow, as I expect that I shall, I shall ask Secret Facilitator Man about an ETA on when, exactly, NewGSGStoryAndExactlyHowItWillBecomeAvailableToYourComputingDevice-Watch might end…

I will post this information the second it becomes functional, so stay tuned for news of this next time, in the news posting we must call



“Quis custodiet ipsos NewGSGStoryAndExactlyHowItWillBecomeAvailableToYourComputingDevice-Watches?”


Wicker Man Studios News, October 15th, 2008

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

New articles up in the writing section of this site… An old article by Barb about the way people look at fans, and another amusing column from Comics Bulletin which we both worked on, about cliches… this one more of an equal effort from us both than previous ones that were almost all her.

Over at MangaLife, I wrote a new article about a manga from Viz which I’m fairly pleased with… Barb helped me with it a little here and there:

Steven Saunders wrote a new thing he’s doing, WHAT’S THE FUSS, this one an interview:

Finally, I think you need a reminder about how it’s never too late for you to get this type of info RSS style, if that’s how you roll… click THIS THING:

Also  will put the latest Wicker Man Studios news on your LJ whenever we update with news… like now…


Wicker Man Studios News, October 8th, 2008

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

New articles up in the writing section of this site… A nice article by Barb from our CB column, and an amusingly accurate column from me, too, from the same site…

I also did a couple of reviews today over at MangaLife, but even more special is a shout-out we got from Okazu (, *The* Yuri blog… Okazu is the oldest and most comprehensive blog for Yuri (in which girls like girls) anime and manga reviews, information and events of interest to yuri and shoujoai fans, created by Erica Friedman, founder of Yuricon (…

Anyway: “Yuri Webcomics: Webcomic fans should head over to Wicker Man Studios and take a look at Gun Street Girl, an interesting fusion of lesbians, violence and magic. Three great tastes that go great together. lol I’ve liked what I read so far.”

Thanks for the shout-out!

I’d also like to remind our passengers that we have a spare free story by me and Ryan. If you haven’t read it yet, go read it:



Wicker Man Studios News, July 17th, 2008

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Okay, wow, I’m going to have to get used to being able to edit this any time I want. Let’s see…

–I read that Atelier Marie & Elie volume 4 came out from Tokyopop, Barb was Associate Editor and adapter on that…

–The place I read it was yesterday’s update of, which featured Barb reviewing DrMaster’s METRO SURVIVE volume 2, and the conclusion of my spotlight on Viz’s FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST seires… also, don’t miss my review of Dark Horse’s SAMURAI EXECUTIONER volume 1, which is still on the front page of MangaLife if you scroll down… as are some other stuff from Barb and myself, like an article about dubbing anime into English, and more about FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST…

–Part 2 of Josh Wagner’s 3-part FICTION CLEMENS, which I edited, is now on sale from Ape Entertainment…

–My latest column for Septagon is up for reading at

–Wicker Man Studios now has a Facebook page:

I suppose that’s it for now, but there’ll be more coming very soon…