Hello readers! I’m terribly overdue with this, but I just wanted to take a moment to introduce a couple of recent additions to our roster of regular contributors here at Manga Bookshelf.
First, long-time reader and occasional guest contributor Sara K. has just come on board as a regular columnist! Her weekly column, It Came From the Sinosphere, will cover “comics, novels, TV shows, films, and who knows what else from the Chinese-speaking world.” Living in Taiwan, Sara has access to a lot of creative content we rarely see over here, as you may recall from her previous posts such as The Geeky Heart of Taipei and her recent series on The Condor Trilogy.
Sara begins her new column with a look at the Taiwanese idol drama The Outsiders.
Secondly, please welcome Megan Purdy, who has joined Manga Bookshelf specifically to provide us coverage of western comics! Elsewhere, Megan runs the Women Write About Comics blog carnival and reviews Toronto’s comic book stores at the Toronto Comics Review. Here, she has revived Manga Bookshelf’s ailing monthly column, Not By Manga Alone, and is plotting out her own individual column as well. Recently, she also provided us with this delightful coverage of TCAF 2012.
Be sure to check out this month’s installment of Not By Manga Alone, in which Megan looks at The Strain, Channel Zero: The Complete Collection (both from Dark Horse) and Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?
Welcome, Sara and Megan!