Day: August 22, 2015

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The Local: The Creative Women’s Conference

When it comes to many conventions and conferences—even really great ones—there is often something missing: women. Creative women are often relegated to “Women in Comics” panels and left off of the main stage. The founder of the Creative Women’s Conference, David Doub, recently gave a wonderful breakdown of the problem in an article for BleedingCool. The…

Shinbun Saturday: Reflections on History in Manga

Manga artist’s rendition of war experiences on exhibit Shigeru Mizuki’s manga Soin Gyokusai Seyo! (Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths) and Rabaul Senki (Memories of Rabaul) explored the experience of war through semi-fictional characters, but a recent exhibit at Chofu City Culture Hall brings his personal memories of World War II to a new audience. Mizuki’s work is placed in…