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Links: Movie Time!

Brigid Alverson
Princess Ugg

Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh talks about his new series, Princess Ugg, about a barbarian princess at a posh finishing school: “So it’s a fish out of water story in a fantasy setting,” he told CBR. “I thought it’d be fun to mash up sword and sorcery fantasy with the more mainstream Disney-style fantasy.” Here’s [...]

Links: A*Tomcat walks into a bar…

Katherine Dacey

Digitial Manga Publishing has successfully raised $49,411 for the publication of three kid-friendly titles by the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka. Those titles are Unico, a full-color manga about a unicorn; A*Tomcat, a spin-off of Tezuka’s beloved Astro Boy series; and Triton of the Sea, an undersea adventure. Ed Sizemore, host of Manga Out Loud, [...]

Links: Aw Yeah Comics!

Katherine Dacey
awyeah1

Good news for Tiny Titans fans: Art Baltazar and Franco have a new project in the works. Called Aw Yeah Comics, this creator-owned, kid-friendly series will debut in September with a story that pits superheroes Action Cat and Adventure Bug against the villainous Evil Cat. The comics will be available at conventions; through Baltazar, Franco, [...]

Digital to publish Tezuka’s Unico, Atomcat

Brigid Alverson
Unico

Osamu Tezuka’s Unico has never been published in English, and it has long been out of print in Japan, but now Digital Manga is using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to lay the groundwork for a U.S. edition. Tezuka is regarded as the godfather of manga, but most of his work that has been translated into [...]

Links: Graphic novels are good for kids (and grown-ups, too)

Katherine Dacey

Earlier this month, TV Ontario posed the provocative question, “Are graphic novels good enough for the classroom?” Answering the question in the affirmative were Larry Swartz, author of Learning to Read with Graphic Power, and Jeff Smith, creator of Bone. Last week, Jeff Kinney filed suit against Antarctic Press for trademark violations. Antarctic recently launched [...]

Vertical licenses Princess Knight

Katherine Dacey
princessknight

Exciting news from the manga world: Vertical, Inc. just announced that it will be publishing Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight, one of Japan’s most beloved comics for girls. If you’re familiar with Vertical’s catalog, you know that Vertical has translated more of Tezuka’s work than any other American publisher, focusing on mature fare such as Ayako, [...]