The manga industry sorely needs a workable digital distribution model. Manga piracy has become deeply ingrained in the culture of its readers, and publishers need to attempt to offer solutions for the people who pirate manga because the volumes they want aren't available locally or in a format they enjoy, rather than those who pirate just to get free manga or despise the official translations. With Viz Media'
After the recent seizure of comics at the Canadian border from creators on their way to the Toronto Comics Art Festival -- and an official advisory from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on the aggressive searches of comics fans at Canadian customs -- ComicsAlliance posted a series of t
Between Simon Bisley's fantastic turns on Hellblazer, Juan Jose Ryp's fantastically ugly art on Wolverine: The Best There Is, and Jerome Opeña and Dean White's moody, grimy work on Uncanny X-Force, it looks like the Big Two are ready to
As part of our recent editorial about the upheaval in the manga industry, ComicsAlliance had a chance to speak with some of the most influential tastemakers working at American manga publishers today, and their answers were so frank and informative that we thought they deserved their own feature. We asked Ed Chavez, Marketing Director for Vertical, Inc, Michael Gombos, Director of As
In the past few years the manga industry has experienced upheaval, to put it lightly. A number of seemingly unconnected, but pressing, issues have turned into a perfect storm of sudden, dramatic change. Onli
For people not in the know, the manga "Yotsuba&!" -- the story of a young girl and her endlessly patient, endlessly suffering adoptive father after their move into a new town-- is probably the most hilarious and joyful comic on the stands. Yotsuba should be in the dictionary next to the definition for "precocious" – she's got a preternatural abilit
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