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Hooray for the King County Library System October 18, 2012

Here, in its entirety, is a letter of support sent by the National Coalition Against Censorship, American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to the Seattle area library system for their response to a recent challenge of Hero Heel 2 (Digital Manga Publishing). Hero Heel Letter KCLS 10.18 and here is the Amazon product description for the book which was published in 2008.  “Minami confessed his feelings to Sawada, and…

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The Comic Book as Seedbed: Manga Farming by Koshi Kawach April 3, 2012

Wow! Look at the life emanating from these comic books. The project, called Manga Farming, is brought to us by Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawach. The  installation appeared  at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya in 2010. Kawach infuses each comic book with the seeds of Radish sprout, then with a little water and some sun whammo…  In her review of the work, Simone Preuss points out that: The idea opens up a whole new range…

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A Library for Astro Boy and Cultural Cat Girl October 28, 2009

Japanese androids Astro Boy and All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku will find a home in the stacks, along with Totoro, Pikachu, and many other famous graphic novel characters, upon completion of the proposed Tokyo International Manga Library at Meiji University. Slated to open in 2015, the huge library and archive is expected to house two million graphic novels, animation cels, illustrations, video games, and cartoon artifacts. Library spokesman Susumi Shibao sees the collection…

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