Thursday, January 24, 2008

You Can't Help But Miss Home...

...when you get pics like this...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Better late than never, right?

Cover by Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines and Morry Hollowell.
Designed by Patrick McGrath.
On sale very soon!

Monday, January 07, 2008

I just had an otaku moment...

I've been so busy and so occupied with work and the holidays and family that I haven't had time to geek out recently. But I just had an otaku moment I wanted to share...

I've been a huge fan of the manga Genshiken for years now. I really think it's one of the best examples of how to capture and portray character interaction and emotional relationships in comic storytelling in recent memory in any graphic genre. I picked up Genshiken Volume 9, the final volume, the last time I was in Japan and devoured it that night. However, I just now finished rereading the last volume, in English this time, and suddenly found myself all choked up at the end. It was so damn depressing. I'm extremely disappointed it's over, on an emotional level. Even when I read it in Japanese, I didn't get this feeling, but now having read it in English, I just can't believe there will be no more. The next to last chapter of this volume, which is completely silent, really got to me the most. It was so brilliantly executed, bringing out every characters' thoughts and feelings just through their gestures and facial expressions. The fact that there were no words made it even more emotional. That final pin-up with the characters all looking out at the reader made me put the book down and sigh out loud. It drove home that fact that it truly, sadly, was the end of Genshiken.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Look closely.
Disturbing, but still kinda cool...