It’s been a busy week so far for my new gig at Examiner.com!
On Monday, I rounded up recent links from local manga critics, including Kate Dacey’s fabulous article, On Criticism: The Seven Deadly Sins of Reviewing (all seven of which I believe I’ve committed just this week). This is a must-read for all manga reviewers.
Wednesday I continued my weekly look at what’s new at Comicopia–a localized take on new releases to let Boston-area fans know what’s actually shipped to their local comic shop each week. Local fans would do well to keep tabs on owner Matt Lehman’s Twitter account as well, @comicopia.
Today’s contribution is a bite-sized version of last night’s review, Ode to Kirihito, Part One, pared down to meet Examiner.com length guidelines. When it comes to first volumes, my reviews at Manga Bookshelf tend to come in at around 700-1200 words. Since Examiner.com requires most posts to stay between 200-400 words, this obviously restricts how much I can say there about any one title. But I think it’s important to cover recent releases on the site, so I’m hoping this compromise will work for everyone. Feedback welcomed.
Despite my skepticism, my experience so far at Examiner.com has been largely positive. Please feel free to send me feedback on how I can better serve the MA manga community! Some upcoming features I hope to bring to the site include an interview with local librarian/author Robin Brenner about her manga and anime club for teens, and some coverage of manga happenings on the western side of the state!
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More to come!