Monday, December 15, 2003

More Rising Stars of Manga info... 

Well, when searching for something else entirely, I came across this article about two more of the runner-up winners of the second Rising Stars of Manga anthology. It is interesting that aparantly they formed their partnership at a Border store originally and are both around my age (one 24 and one 27).

Also interesting is that they state explicitly that there were about 800 entries for this contest. A different article mentions that submissions were up 25% over last time.

After doing some searching, I also discovered this page, which gives links to all the websites of the various people that made it into the two issues so far. I'll have to look through those a bit to see what each of these people are all about. They also are hosting a forum for people to discuss the anthology. It is nice that someone came forward to put together a resource like this...

Update with a couple more links:

Article on Andrew Wong, whose story deals with a 5-year old kid whose food talks to him.

Interview with Nicholas Liaw. He has some preview artwork up here.

Aparantly Ben Seto did some comics before getting into RSoM. Look pretty nice from the covers.. will have to look into it more.

Pretty long article about Bettina Kurkoski, a Massachusetts native and Alicia Hotovec.

A long interview with Clint Bickham and Priscilla Hamby from the first volume of RSoM.

Another article on Bettina Kurkoski.

Aparantly there was a local TV appearance by Hans Tseng. They also link to an article on NewsBank, but aparantly that service is password protected.

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