I think I’m finally ready to announce something…NotHayama and I have been working on a secret project for a while, an original online serial (prose) with illustrations by Priscilla Hamby/rem. Although I’m going to be fiddling with the website and format for months (and it technically went online a few weeks ago), I think it’s good enough for human eyes now. It’s called Tokyo Demons and it originated as a book proposal almost a decade ago. We decided to put it online about 6 months ago, so it’s been sucking up much of my free time in 2011. And it will continue to do so. I’ll still update this site from time to time, though…it’s not like we have a strict/regular/reasonable updating schedule for this place, anyway.
This has been a very tumultuous spring. I had a long post about Tokyopop’s demise that I revised over and over and eventually decided not to publish, just because it was too emotional. I’ll post a version of it soon…I just want to sleep on it one last time.
Also–thanks to everyone who made TCAF and Anime North especially excellent this year. I love talking with industry members, critics, and fans all smooshed against each other. It’s exhausting, but it’s usually fun and it’s ultimately rewarding–I don’t care about differing opinions as long as the discourse as civil. Everyone was super friendly and happy to debate this year! Thank you. We don’t have civil discourse in American politics anymore, but at least it hasn’t disappeared from the comics industry.