Support Your Local (Yuri) Artist

April 17th, 2013

Our own Rica Takashima has new art project – Aliens in New York and she needs our help! If you’ve ever enjoyed any of her Rica ‘tte Kanji!? comics, or any of her work, please consider donating and helping her reach her funding goal. Visit her project on Artspire to donate. Why “Aliens”? Here’s a comic that explains where the concept comes from:


I’ve already donated. This is her masterwork project and I want to see it happen as much as she does. ^_^


Next up is a piece of Whoo-hoo! news! “Your Hair” by Niki Smith, originally published in Yuri Monogatari 5 (of which there are very limited amounts left, so get one soon before it’s all gone!) is now available on Comixology for 99 cents. Check out the newly drawn, moodily colored version and support Niki in her work. ^_^ Niki also draws In Maps & Legends. You should check that out. Not Yuri, but wonderful!


Also on Comixology, Issue 4 of Bandette by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin. Paul says of this issue, “Yes, that’s right, Bandette # 4 is up and ready for your reading pleasure! What waits within? Will there be a fight? Looks that way! Could there also be… a mysterious woman?” ^_^ He had me at “fight,” but “mysterious woman” is always a plus!

Let me just end with a bit of editorializing. Honestly, when I was a child I presumed by now we’d be using our taxes to fund art, scientific research and space exploration, not wars. Since our governments are still busy play war games, as a non-artist I’m using my money to fund the arts, since it gives us all so much pleasure. I hope you’ll consider doing the same. Thanks in advance!


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4 Responses

  1. OrangePekoe says:

    Wonderful share! It definitely looks like something to keep an eye on and (hopefully) contribute to.

    You also mention that YM 5 is just about out of print…would it be horrible of me to inquire if the same could be said of volumes 3, 4, and 6 now that ALC is out of the publishing business?

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