Here’s our staff highlights for this week — all the titles, creators, programs, conferences, and library shenanigans that made our week, comics-wise!
This isn't strictly comics-related, but CBR is reporting that Disney has made the entire run of the Gargoyles animated series available on their YouTube channel. -Marcela
I finally got a chance to sit down and watch recorded episodes of Space Dandy. I am very, very happy!! -Allen
Douhinshi in the U.S.?
I'm intrigued that Seven Seas is publishing Dance in the Vampire Bund doujinshi. I don't actually read DitVB, but it's the idea of translating and publishing unofficial comics that is so interesting. For those who don't know, doujinshi are fan-created comics related to a particular manga, anime, movie, TV show, boy band, etc. Think fan-fiction, except printed up in books, self-published, and sold at a gigantic comic market each year. Some creators even make doujinshi of their officially published comics, which is the case with DitVB.
This gives me (likely false) hope that someday Fumi Yoshinaga's Antique Bakery doujinshi will be translated and collected and released in the States where I can own them and pet them and call them my preciousssesssss. -Snow
I'm really enjoying Noragami, a new anime series currently available streaming on Hulu. It looks like an attractive, amusing supernatural action series on the surface, but it's got a subtle streak of serious drama and emotional depth that I find compelling. Also, the nifty opener has been stuck in my head for days. -Jenny
Lost at Sea: New edition!
My happy for the week is the other day I got my copy of Lost at Sea, Hard Cover edition. It's shiny and pretty. -Andrew
I'm loving the reboot of Bob Fingerman's "Minimum Wage!" Bleeding Cool did an interview where he talks about some of his goals and how the comic has changed. -Anna C.
We had another snow day, which gave me the opportunity to finally watch Wolf Children. It was very beautiful with a moving plot and gorgeous animation. I highly recommend it! -Marissa
Seven Wild Sisters
Although this is not a graphic novel, it does make me extremely happy to be holding it in my hands this week. Seven Wild Sisters by two of my favourite Charles, author Charles de Lint and illustrator Charles Vess. -Gail