• Hire These Folx: Bianca Xunise

    Hire These Folx: Bianca Xunise0

    Hire This Woman was a long-running series of interviews at ComicsAlliance overseen by Janelle Asselin. We’re happy to announce that from here on out, with Asselin’s blessing, we’ll be taking over the “Hire This Woman” mantle. Using the questions from the original series we’ll be interviewing our favourite creators who identify as anything other than

  • Manga on Stage: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon’s Pluto

    Manga on Stage: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon’s Pluto0

    We sit on a single row of seats, backs against a wall, hands on a railing before a drop. Beneath us is the main audience, and ahead of that is a curtained stage littered along the front with scrap metal. At first glance that’s all it appears to be, but there are a few distinguishable

  • Women of Mangaka: Rumiko Takahashi

    Women of Mangaka: Rumiko Takahashi0

    It’s Women’s History Month, so let’s talk a bit about a woman who’s made some, and may finally get recognized for it. Through March 16, voters for the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame will be deciding on whether the fourth nomination for Rumiko Takahashi is the charm. Takahashi already has an impressive awards shelf,

  • Blade of the Immortal: Brutally Beautiful

    Blade of the Immortal: Brutally Beautiful0

    Blade of the Immortal Omnibus V Hiroaki Samura (Art and Story), Dana Lewis & Toren Smith (Translation and English adaptation), Tomoko Saito (Lettering and Retouch) Dark Horse Manga 27 March 2018 Blade of the Immortal began its manga run in 1993, finally finishing in 2012. During this nearly 20 year run, it spawned one anime

  • Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot: Let’s Dance a Waltz

    Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot: Let’s Dance a Waltz0

    Let’s Dance a Waltz, Volumes 1-3 Natsumi Ando (story and art) Kodansha April/June/August 2015 There’s a romance inherent in the flowing dresses, crisp tuxedos, intricate footwork, sweeping turns, and bright-eyed smiles of ballroom dance. This makes it a perfect partner for a love story, even (especially?) when the dancers are teenagers, and Let’s Dance a

  • Hipster Manga: Imawa no Kuni no Alice

    Hipster Manga: Imawa no Kuni no Alice0

    Imawa no Kuni no Alice Haro Aso (writer and illustrator) Shogakukan 2010–2016 [Content warnings for this one include: suicide, (foiled) sexual assault, people dying, people being grievously injured or dismembered.] In today’s media, the book Alice in Wonderland is as much a motif as it is a piece of media on its own, inspiring works