Yuri Network News – August 11, 2012

August 11th, 2012

One more week of random news dumping. ^_^ (There’s a reason why I’ve been doing this – I’ll let you know as soon as I can, promise!)

Random Yuri News Items

ANN mentions the Rose of Versailles Beauty Drink that’s debuting in Japan. Don’t be terribly surprised – there’s been a line of RoV beauty and skin care products for years. I have all the RoV face masks, for the packaging: Oscar and Andre, Oscar and Marie and my favorite, Oscar embracing Rosalie. ^_^

Prism Comics is once again announcing it’s annual Queer Comics Grant The submission is open to anyone who is creating a comic that is of interest to the LGBTQ community. Go! Apply!

Barnacle Press has a website featuring an early 20th century comic called Lucy and Sophie Say Goodbye. In the middle of chaos, these two passionate friends say goodbye – sometimes quite passionately. This is a wonderful little comic you really need to see. Thanks to YNN Correspondent Sean G for the tip!

Here’s a fun little item for our friends in Tokyo – Shibuya cafe gossip cafe bills itself as a gay culture space, with a collection of LGBTQ books to read and buy. I’ll try to get over there when I’m next in town. It looks very pleasant.

The Comiket Market Catalog is being put online starting with Winter Comiket 2012. It’s been offered on CD for some years so this is a very natural progression. When you go to Comiket, the catalog acts as your map. (It also acts as hours of entertainment as you page through it, for the days preceding the event.) Nowadays, it’s easy enough to keep track of your favorite circles through their websites, Twitter (where many circles list their location and day for upcoming events in their bios or descriptions) and through applications like Twitcmap, which automatically updates circles who add their info to the Twitter info. (For instance, here is a link to the location and info for Circle UKOZ, via Twicmap.) The online version is unlikely to be free, since sales of the catalogs are Comiket’s main income, along with selling tables, but I’ll probably be getting it, just for the entertainment value. ^_^

YNN Correspondent Anon-kun wants you to know that Sanada Ikki, creator of Rakka Ryuusui, has a new series – Inpro (インプロ). Here’s what Anon-kun says about it: It’s “about a popular girl who intends on living her youth to its fullest, joins high school drama club that her good friend belongs in…. It’s a Yuri work as usual for Sanada Ikki; possibly on par or close to that of Rakka Ryuusui (which has been becoming more and more Yuri-riffic as the volumes progress). The Yuri content started out higher than Rakka Ryuusui did initially, though – with multiple characters being paired up in the first volume alone (main character Yuuki and the drama club veteran Tobari, club president Saya and Yuuki’s friend Nao), compared to the initial single pair in Rakka Ryuusui for its first 2 volumes.”

And from new YNN Correspondent, vero in Paris, this is a neat piece of news – French gay magazine Tetu has an article on Yuri manga and lesbian comics, featuring some of the titles that were licensed for French-language release this year. Thanks, vero, for the lead! The article and comments are in French, but “woohoo!” doesn’t look that different in French than it does in English. ^_^

That’s a wrap for this week!

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