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Thursday, August 25, 2005
Just a few things today, mostly links
A couple of sites I've added to my ever-growing side-bar:
Manga Talk, a Livejournal community with lots of manga link-blogging and some good conversations.
MangaBlog, which also does some good manga-linking and commentary.
Also, given that there is now a publisher listed in the latest Previews calling themselves Yaoi Press (and more power to them), I'm even more annoyed than I was before that with all the yaoi that seems to be making its way to the US, we still can't get any actual gay manga translated into English. I'm not even necessarily asking for the porn titles. I've seen some of the porn titles. They'd be a real hard sell at even the best of times. (There's some freaky stuff in a lot of them...) But, come on...not one US publisher wants to take a chance on a non-pornographic manga title by a gay man for gay men? That's frustratingly depressing.
Anyway, here are some Japanese gay art sites by gay men for gay men:
The comics page at Rainbow Shoppers...I've ordered from them before. Shipping nearly doubled the cost of my package, but the exchange rate is good and I got my package quicker than any package I've ever ordered from a US company.
And not strictly by gay men for gay men, but I really like Hoh's illustrations. It's a woman writing and drawing gay romances for women, but she doesn't draw those wispy little boys that annoy me so. She draws good-looking older men, and I thank her for that.