Yesterday evening, thanks to this comment from Kanda Kun over at The Hooded Utilitarian, I finally saw an ANN article from the day before, indicating that Ai Yazawa is drawing manga again. Though I hate to pile on expectations when an artist has been ill—or to get my own hopes up too high—I think we can all agree that there is reason to rejoice!
In related news, I was contacted recently for permission to reprint excerpts from my “Persuasion Post” Why you should read NANA in the upcoming NANA fanzine, Strawberry. I happily agreed, and I’m excited to see what else might be in store when the fanzine is completed!
Submissions for Strawberry are being accepted until February 28th (I believe the year is a misprint in the tumblr post). Check out the related tumblr for more information, and some clarifications on submission procedures. It’s a great time to be spreading the NANA love!
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