Monday, November 26, 2007

The San Francisco Chronicle Loves the Asian Folktales Retold Series!

The San Francisco Chronicle's Jeff Yang features our Asian Folktales Retold series in his Asian Pop Holiday Gift Guide this year:

Heian, a division of Asian culture specialist Stone Bridge Press, offers a striking set of picture books translating some of Asia's most beloved traditional children's stories in its Asian Folktales Retold series; titles like "Vietnamese Tales of Rabbits and Watermelons" and "Indonesian Tales of Treasures and Brides" show an appealing tongue-in-cheekiness, while fanciful hand-painted illustrations depict the fables, yet leave plenty of room for growing imaginations.

The Intimacy of Waiting on the Weather

In the final moments of the "Kurosawa Blog-a-Thon" on, Andrew Connell reviews Teruyo Nogami's Waiting on the Weather, praising the engaging memoir as "probably the most intimate look at the work of Akira Kurosawa, topping even Kurosawa's own Something Like An Autobiography."

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Library Journal recommends The Astro Boy Essays "for all collections"

The Astro Boy Essays is reviewed in the November 15th issue of Library Journal. Reviewer Steve Raiteri writes:

This engaging book will be of wide interest to fans and pop-culture students; recommended for all collections.
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Also, back in July, LJ ran a feature titled "Anime's Brave New World." It presented annotated listings of six Stone Bridge titles considered essential print resources: The Anime Encyclopedia, Anime Explosion!, The Anime Companion, The Anime Companion 2, Anime Essentials, and Watching Anime, Reading Manga. The feature is now online!

Monday, November 19, 2007

"America's Manga Mentor" on GalleyCat

GalleyCat posted a great item today about The Astro Boy Essays author Frederik L. Schodt's recent Japan Society presentation on Osamu Tezuka, noting that "Schodt is eminently qualified to speak on the subject."

Meanwhile, "Jog - The Blog" posted an extensive review of The Astro Boy Essays, and The Comics Journal's Journalista blog posted a link to it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Brian Camp on CUNY TV's "City Talk"

Hot on the heels of a hugely successful appeareance at the new Bryant Park Kinokuniya Bookstore, Brian Camp, co-author of Anime Classics Zettai!, was the guest on Professor Doug Muzzio's CUNY TV program, "City Talk," this morning. Watch it online here!