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Yen Press NYCC 2013

In typical Yen Press fashion, Publishing Director Kurt Hassler & Co. skipped straight to the good stuff in yesterday’s panel, with a string of license announcements, peppered with pleasantly snarky humor. First off in new licenses, to Manga Bookshelf’s delight, is Void’s Enigmatic Mansion, a new manhwa series with artwork by HeeEun Kim and story […]

Kodansha Comics NYCC 2013

Unsurprisingly, today’s panel was very much about Kodansha Comics’ huge hit, Attack on Titan, though that’s far from all. Editor Ben Applegate reported that they have over 500,000 copies in print to date. They are releasing a companion Guidebook: Inside & Outside, as well as a comedy spinoff, Titan Junior High. … that’s right, Titan […]

Vertical Manga NYCC 2013

One of our favorite manga publishers, Vertical, Inc., had some announcements to make at New York Comic Con today, but Marketing Director Ed Chavez began by going through a number of their recent titles and talking about the company in general. Quite a number of publishers have fallen over the past few years, and though […]

NYCC 2013 Thursday Photo Gallery

Here are a few shots of the crowds on the exhibit floor today. Thursday’s starting to get pretty popular…

Moyoco Anno interview at The Beat!

As you know, back in October I attended New York Comic Con. On the second day of the convention, the inimitable Heidi MacDonald was called away for a family emergency, and asked me to fill in for her on a couple of manga-related interviews. The first of these was with Moyoco Anno, author of Flowers […]

Manga at New York Comic Con 2012!

For those of you who were unable to attend New York Comic Con this year, here is a quick taste of the con’s manga-related offerings, especially featuring JManga, GEN Manga, and Vertical, Inc! For a full rundown of this year’s new license announcements and other news, don’t miss Sean’s daily roundups from New York!

Manhwa Monday: Post-Con Blues

Welcome to another Manhwa Monday!

The past week was all about New York Comic Con for us here at Manhwa Bookshelf, and manhwa certainly made itself known at this year’s con.

Booth 2265 was the place to be for manhwa fans, where the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) set up shop, promoting manhwa in big, blue letters and offering up comics in both Korean and English for sale at 4-for-3 prices.

As I predicted last week, KOCCA’s English-translated manhwa was provided via NETCOMICS, whose Vice President, Soyoung Jung, was onsite throughout the con. Though I was only able to chat with her briefly, the state of the booth’s inventory by Sunday afternoon spoke for itself, indicating that first volumes (at least) of most series were snatched up early on.

Manhwa Monday: NYCC Edition

Welcome to another Manhwa Monday!

With the new, joint New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival swiftly approaching, let’s take a look at this year’s most promising manhwa destinations at the con(s).

First, to the exhibit hall! Manhwa publisher NETCOMICS has implied via Twitter that they will have a presence at the show. Though they have no booth listed with the con (and a request for details has been unanswered as yet), my guess is that we’ll find them in the vicinity of KOCCA, the Korea Creative Content Agency, at booth number 2265. Similarly, manhwa giant Yen Press should be represented at the booth of parent company Hachette Book Group, number 2315.

Other manhwa publishers in attendance include Dark Horse Comics (booth 2023), NBM (booth 2304), First Second (booth 2314), and Fanfare/Ponent Mon (booth 2426).