Here is your roundup of links for Day 6 of the CLAMP Manga Moveable Feast!
From your host: Yesterday, Michelle and I looked at the artwork of two CLAMP series that share a similar premise, Legal Drug and xxxHolic, and discussed some of the different ways in which the group visually portrays supernatural events—especially when writing for different demographics. Check it out at Soliloquy in Blue: Let’s Get Visual: A Tale of Two Series.
Of course, Michelle and I weren’t the only limbs of the Manga Bookshelf Battle Robot to get our CLAMP on yesterday.
At A Case Suitable for Treatment, Sean Gaffney muses on some of his frustrations with CLAMP’s recent work with Some Thoughts on CLAMP.
“Yeah, it’s time to come out and say it. While there’s lots of recent CLAMP stuff I enjoy for a certain character, or a story arc, or maybe an interesting idea to start things off… when it comes to modern CLAMP I always find more problems than I really want to … As CLAMP have matured over the years, they’ve gained a depth to the quality of their storytelling. And while this is normally a thing to applaud, I think with their group it highlights that they come up with fantastic ideas and are not always so good at following through.”
And at The Manga Critic, Kate Dacey uses CLAMP’s shounen work as the jumping off point for a larger discussion about female artists creating for that demographic: Open Thread: Who’s Your Favorite Female Shonen Artist? There is already some lively discussion in the comment section—head on over and join in!
That’s all the links for Saturday! Check back tomorrow for our final roundup!
To submit your contributions to the CLAMP MMF for inclusion in this month’s archive, please send your links by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter to @mjbeasi. If you would like your contribution(s) to be hosted at Manga Bookshelf, please email them to MJ, along with any included images.