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YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

Lori Henderson
Kitaro

Yokai are the traditional monsters of Japan. They are the things that go bump in the night; the footsteps you hear behind you even though no one is there, or the creaking around the house late at night. They can take on any shape, be it human or animal, and even inanimate objects can come [...]

This Week’s Comics: Tippy’s Tail

Lori Henderson
Tippy Night Parade

Share the love of comics with some of this week’s new releases! Action Lab Entertainment has a new NFL Rush Zone Special just for the Super Bowl. BOOM! Studios collects more Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors with new trades for both, and DC Comics releases the newest Batman Li’l Gotham. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT [...]

Review: Pippi Fixes Everything

J. Caleb Mozzocco
pippi fix

Pippi Fixes Everything Written by Astrid Lindgren Drawn by Ingrid Van Nyman Translated by Tiina Nunnally Drawn & Quarterly, $14.95 Although best known as the heroine of author Astrid Lindgren’s late 1940s prose books and their film adaptations, Pippi Longstocking also starred in comics created by Lindgren with artist Ingrid Van Nyman, the Scandinavian artist [...]

Review: Anna & Froga: I Dunno…What Do You Want to Do?

J. Caleb Mozzocco
a50f6f87deac3d

Anna & Froga:  I Dunno…What Do You Want to Do? By Anouk Ricard Drawn & Quarterly/Enfant, $14.95 In format, the new Anna & Froga book resembles a cross between a children’s picture book and a comic book, with a hard cover, a big, almost 8 x 10 inch size, and captioned, painted illustrations following each [...]

Links: Pippi moves in

Katherine Dacey
pippimovesin

In November, Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Pippi Moves In, a collection of Pippi Longstocking comics written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman. The comics originally appeared in Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in the late 1950s, ten years after Lindgren and Nyman collaborated on the original books. Readers curious to see [...]

Links: Kitaro to make his US manga debut

Katherine Dacey
kitaro-sample

Last week, Drawn & Quarterly revealed that it had licensed Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro, a long-running shonen manga about a demon boy and his yokai friends. Kitaro is a beloved character in Japan; since his 1959 debut, he’s appeared in several different manga magazines, and has been the subject of live-action movies, animated television [...]