Webcomic Alert: Bani Garu, Lea Hernandez’s history of Gainax

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BoingBoing has just introduced a new webcomic and it’s a doozy: Bani Garu, a history of Gainax Studio, the legendary Japanese animation studio. There’s an intro to the strip here and here’s the first episode. BOOKMARK IT. In 1989, I was an Ascended Anime Fangirl: I was picked to be the vice-president of General Products […]

Manga pioneer Toren Smith as remembered by Lea Hernandez

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by Lea Hernandez – My long-time friend Toren Smith has passed away after a protracted bout of ill health, and I’m heartbroken. I worked for him over the course of seventeen years as part of his elite Studio Proteus team; doing retouch on adult comics, and rewriting titles like 3×3 Eyes, What’s Michael? And Oh! My Goddess!. If Toren had lived another year, I would’ve known him for exactly half my life.

Kickstarter alert: THE GARLICKS by Lea Hernandez

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Lea Hernandez, a pioneering cartoonist in the American manga hybrid style of storytelling, is back with a Kickstarter campaign. Target is $40K. Based on the art alone, this should be a success.