Breaking the comic book glass ceiling

| Mar 18, 2017

Breaking the comic book glass ceiling

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Four years ago, Chinese-American writer Marjorie Liu had a simple but persistent idea: create an epic fantasy comic book series about a classic Japanese kaijū (strange beast) movie monster that has a connection to a girl. She knew it should take place entirely in ...

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Feb 18, 2017

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of the beloved children’s character Miffy the white rabbit, has died at age 89. The author, who penned 124 picture books during a career that spanned six decades, died in his sleep late Thursday in his hometown ...

Amazon to launch new manga e-book reader for Japanese market

Oct 19, 2016

Amazon to launch new manga e-book reader for Japanese market

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E-commerce giant Amazon is launching Friday an e-book reader exclusively designed for Japanese manga aficionados, which is sure to disappoint fans of the comic genre overseas. The new device’s high-resolution display, larger storage capacity, and faster page-turning abilities make the device “the best Kindle ...

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

/ Sep 6, 2016

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

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Sept. 10-Nov. 20 In a match made in manga heaven, two of Japan’s most popular illustrators have combined their portfolios for an upcoming exhibition that is sure to please manga, anime and art fans. Leiji Matsumoto is best known for his space operas, such ...