From Twitter, Tanbishugi (who does a fantastic list of manga artists and industry sources on Twitter, among other great info) let me know that Tokyopop Germany, not having been fettered by a lack of interest in manga, is going to be publishing Eban Fumi’s Blue Friend in German. Both volumes are slated for a February 2012 release. Good news for the German-reading audience!
Rica Takashima informs me that she will be lecturing at the Mulberry Street Branch of the New York Public Library at 10 Jersey st., New York, NY on Monday, June 20, at 4:30PM on “Queering Fiction: LGBTQ in YA Literature.” I can’t think of a more relevant topic to us these days, as YA literature sets the tone for literary interests for ages to come. If you’re local, I hope you’ll drop by and show her some support!