Posts Tagged “manga”

Teen Manga

By | November 3, 2012

Tweet School Gunnerkrigg Court Thomas Siddell’s rendering of unusual students at a British boarding school is reminiscent (in an excellent fashion) in both art and characters to San Francisco resident Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin series.  It’s interesting that both series though written by men are centered on extremely bright young women unfazed by the beasties […]

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Adult Manga

By | November 1, 2012

Tweet Western Scalped Scalped The Gnawing Vol 6 by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera, published by Vertigo.  Graphic novel series.  More violent than 100 Bullets. Spy, Military, Ninja Greg Rucka Queen & Country series: criticized by some because while the main protagonist (Tara Chase) is a female Brit, the writer is a male native of […]

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All Ages Manga

By | November 1, 2012

Tweet (Also see the post Children’s Fiction.) Paranormal Courtney Crumrin; Polly and the Pirates Ted Naifeh brings great characterization and detail to all of his art (including Gloom Cookie and Kin) but it is the stories that he also writes that we get to truly appreciate his storytelling.  It may seem odd that the best […]

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Works by Neil Gaiman

By | October 27, 2012

Tweet Penelope’s Pinterest Board related to Neil Gaiman’s works. 2013 April Poem A Gaiman poem with which to kickoff National Poetry Month. 2012 May Commencement Speech Twenty minute video of Neil Gaiman’s inspiring commencement speech at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts in May 2012.  This speech will be published in book form under the title […]

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“Jack of Fables”

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet The nine volume graphic novel series Jack of Fables written by Bill Willingham tells the story of the trickster Jack (e.g. Little Jack Horner, Jack the Giant Killer (from Jack and the Beanstalk), and Jack B. Nimble – with overtones of the Jackal from other mythologies), his son Jack Frost, sidekick Gary the Pathetic […]

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One Piece

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet (For a review of the One Piece Japanese manga series, see the One Piece post on AuntPennies.com.)  In more than six dozen volumes available in the series the main characters have evolved, particularly those who started as adolescents.  Unfortunately this has also added to the number of Barbie doll figures.  On the positive side, […]

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Naruto

By | September 10, 2012

Tweet According to the covers, Naruto is “the world’s most popular manga”.  A serialized manga in Shonen Jump, bound volumes are released every few months, first in Japanese and then in English (and other languages); the English version of volume 63 will be published by Viz Media 2013 Nov 5.  Author Masashi Kishimoto has a […]

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Japanese English Ad Copy

By | September 5, 2012

Tweet 2012 Nov 28 Out of context this ad copy from a 2012 Nov 27 JShoppers.com email is reasonable… but when paired with photos of the product – a medium brown puffy down coat with burnt orange lining – is amusing. From the same email this ad copy is describing another puffy down coat – […]

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