by Erica Friedman Manga has gone mainstream and these days its common to see manga sections on library shelves and in classrooms. The ALA has been on board with graphic novels for a decade and published guides to manga like Understanding Manga and Anime, CBLDF Presents Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices have been positioned […]
Arcade fighter fans won’t have a hard time recognizing Capcom’s respective Street Fighter and Darkstalkers franchises. Any and all storylines have been separate at best, surrounding their various video game iterations, cartoons, comics, and mangas. Last week however, the combat driven Street Fighter series and the spookier Darkstalkers series finally crossed paths in UDON’s new […]
In the late 90’s, Eric Powell brought The Goon to comics. Set in a macabre world which still stands the test of time. A simple town in depression-era America found itself overwrought with abhorrent creatures; the peoples’ only hope was a self-appointed protector made of whoop ass, The Goon. A character who looked like anger, cement, and […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Writers: Shuji Sogabe/Atlus Games Artist: Shuji Sogabe Publisher: Udon Entertainment Checking into the realm of manga, I’m very excited to talk about Shuji Sogabe’s Persona 4: Volume 1. For those who’ve never played the video game series, here’s a little back story about: The Persona series first started as a video game spin […]
Mid-afternoon on the Friday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, veterans of the manga publishing world got together to discuss what excites them and to lay down some truth on the myths surround publishing manga in North America.