Author Archive for Snow

Katman

Kit doesn’t care about much of anything. Life in his low-rent part of town is rough, but it mostly passes him by. Then one summer his brother kicks him out of the house for two hours and Kit discovers a…

G-Man: Learning to Fly

Learning to fly turns out to be the least of Mikey’s problems. As G-Man he must cope with a host of unpleasant surprises, such as the bratty son of a superhero, the crazy activities at the Sunnyside Superhero Summercamp, the…

Happyloo

Happyloo is a place where friends come together and have fun. Meet Tickle, Meatsauce, and Koolie–and the bullies Devon and Squirm–as they all have adventures together. Mariano’s book is half wordless graphic novel and half craft and activity book. It’s…

Cat Burglar Black

K. was raised in an orphanage by a woman who abused the children and forced them into a life of crime as thieves and pickpockets. Now that the orphanage has been freed from her clutches, K. is starting over. She’s…

Nana: Uncut Box Set 1

Nana is the story of two young women who move to Tokyo to begin their lives as young adults. Both of them come from smaller towns and both are named Nana, but there the similarities end. Nana Komatsu is a…

Ôoku, vol. 1

In Japan in the 1600s, a pox-like plague begins to hit the men and boys of the country. Women and girls are not affected by it and by the time the plague stops, the population of men numbers one-fourth that…

A Family Secret and The Search

Jeroen stumbles across an old scrapbook while scrounging through his grandmother Helena’s attic. When he askes her about the book, it brings back hard memories of her experiences in Amsterdam during World War II, but she tells him her story…

Color

Art student Takashiro is stunned when a painting of his titled “Color” is hung next to a very similar painting with the exact same title. It’s as if the artist, Sakae, is expressing the same emotions in exactly the same…

Aoi House Omnibus, vol. 1

Usually harem titles annoy the heck out of me (being that I’m not the target audience for them), but I couldn’t resist picking up a copy of Aoi House Omnibus Collection 1, written by Adam Arnold and illustrated by Carmela…

Wonderland

We all know the story–girl falls down a rabbit hole, discovers various potions to change her shape, makes strange new acquaintances, and finally escapes the despotic government. But what of the people left behind? What of the little people of…

The History of the West Wing

During the Tang Dynasty in China (618-907), a jaded young wanderer, Chen Yuqing, seeks the quiet of a Buddhist retreat to try to forget about the wealthy young woman who threw him aside. Unfortunately it is almost time for a…

Swallowing the Earth

From 1968 to 1969, Osamu Tezuka created Swallowing the Earth, his first long-form story manga and the beginnings of his efforts to break away from his reputation as being just a children’s manga creator. Thanks to DMP’s Platinum line, we…

Utahime

There is a kingdom where peace is maintained by two forces: the male king and his male heirs and the female songstresses and their female descendants. The king runs the kingdom and the songstresses nightly sing their song of protection.…

Living for Tomorrow

Finally the yaoi gods have heard my pleas and have released a Taishi Zaou title in the U.S. My copy of Living for Tomorrow, from DMP’s new Doki Doki, was welcomed into the house with much celebrating. (Well, on my…

Binky the Space Cat

This is it, this is the moment that Binky has been training for–he has finally been deemed Space Cat Qualified by Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel (F.U.R.S.T.). Now he can live up to his true destiny, defending…

Spiral Bound

Summer is always a time of discovery. Turnip, Stucky, Viola, and Ana find this out the way that every kid and teen does—through adventures and misadventures on the way to adulthood. And, no, they aren’t exactly human, but that doesn’t…