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Links: The rabbit ronin rides again

Katherine Dacey

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai spoke to The Star about his long-running series, which debuted twenty-eight years ago in the pages of Albedo Anthropomorphics. “People always ask me who I write these stories for, and I always tell them that I write and draw for a readership of ONE – myself!” he explained. “These are the kind of stories that I would like to read, so I’m just grateful that so many other people like to read the same type of stories.”

Will Desperate Dan have a second life in digital form? British comics site Down the Tubes discusses the future of The Dandy, which just announced that it would be discontinuing its print edition.

Over at Graphic Novel Reporter, Kate Monnin interviews Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado about their work on Giants Beware!, while John Hogan talks to Poopy Claws creator Gene Ambaum.

Paul Gravett talks to Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival.

Marvel just announced that its much-anticipated Avengers sequel will arrive in movie theaters on May 1, 2015 — which just happens to fall on the same weekend as Free Comic Book Day.

Reviews: Drew McCabe takes a look at three comics for young female readers, Strawberry Shortcake, Dance Class, and Winx, while Anna Neatrour tackles the latest volumes of Shojo Beat series Oresama Teacher and A Devil and Her Love Song.

Matt Demers on Adventure Time: Marcelline and the Scream Queens #2 (Silver Snail)
Whitney on Around the World: Three Remarkable Journeys (No Flying No Tights)
Ryan Donovan on Drama (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Nic on The Elsewhere Chronicles, Book One: The Shadow Door (No Flying No Tights)
Steve Bennett on vol. 1 of Genshinken: Second Season (ICv2)
Johanna Draper Carlson on How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Comics Worth Reading)
Emma on Knights of the Lunch Table, Vol. 3: Battling Bands (No Flying No Tights)
Phillip Skurski on My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill (Spandexless)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales (Comics Worth Reading)
Chris Kirby on vol. 1 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica (The Fandom Post)
Nick Smith on The Secret of the Stone Frog (ICv2)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: High Noon at Inferno Gulch (Comics Worth Reading)

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Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.

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