Just how much do you know about American creator-owned comic books? Seattle-based Maki Yamane offers up an overview for a Japanese audience, and also talks about Sparklight Comics, her new publishing company that is bringing Japanese-translated editions of some of these books to Japan. (in Japanese)
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BY DAVID ROBERT
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Vintage Romance Comics
BY KIM THE LIBRARIAN
@ VOL 2
ON JUN 19, 2015
Kim works as a librarian at the National Library in Whanganui and she shares her vintage collecton of magazines, illustrations, photographs, and comics in her two blogs. Her main interest are the very amusing mid century romantic comics.
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BY RUDY VASQUEZ
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
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BY MATIAS CAICEDO
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Sjov på Kommando
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This mindset is perhaps also applicable in the rest of the world. Judge for yourself and please enjoy!