Please join me at Baruch College for an Alt-manga Symposium, including a discussion of Yuri, BL, Bara and trans comics.
Thursday, April 7, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave. New York, NY. Room VC 5-165, 12:40 – 2:20 PM
Speakers will be Professor CJ (Shigeru) Suzuki, manga artist Akino Kondoh
Professor George Tsouris and Erica Friedman.
To reserve a seat for the symposium, please register here:
Some fantastic news from YNN Corespondent Bing C. today! Bing says “Another Yuri/GL webcomic has won the 2nd World Comic Contest held by Lezhin. “Pulse”, a Thai webcomic is described on the Lezhin website as a ‘story about two people that meet with minimal expectations but soon become enthralled in a relationship that changes everything about themselves.’ There are 2 free chapters in English available now on Lezhin.”
And, Bing continues, “There’s also another Korean GL/Yuri manhwa that has been translated to English in Lezhin called ‘Vengeance’. The information on the website reads: “Having witnessed her “secret” love killed by a murderer, the normally calm and cool headed police officer, Seolah, is determined to find the bastard and avenge her love’s death… “ The first chapter is free and you have to buy coins to unlock subsequent chapters (5 chapters so far).”
ANN has the news that CLAMP is going to going to publishing a new manga in their Card Captor Sakura series. I can’t be the only one who hopes it focuses on Tomoyo, can I? ^_^ Comic Natalie specifies that it will be a short story.
According to Scott Green over at Crunchyroll news, Sentai Filmworks has licensed rescued the amusing and sometimes bizarre Strawberry Marshmallow anime, based on the manga series by Barasui (that I was amazed just yesterday to see is still continuing to be published, although at a snail’s pace.)
Komastu-san has the news that a new live-action Cutey Honey film is coming in the fall. Check out his report about Cutey Honey -TEARS- on Crunchyroll News.
We have one more new design on the Yuricon Store! If you’ve ever wanted to say “I Love Yuri” in Japanese, the brand-new “私は百合が好きです。” design by Althea Keaton gives you a cute and colorful way to say what you love so that other fans will know! Check it and the other great designs on the Yuricon Store (brought to you by Okazu Patrons) or on the Redbubble shop, where you can customize it by color, cut, phone model and more! And we have one more to come, something very special. This is so much fun!. ^_^
From the I’ll Make It Myself blog, Japanese brands Glico and Kirin have created (albeit somewhat unwillingly) a great little props for derivative, queer pairings of food mascots. Check out the article and be ready to bemoan the lack of inclusivity in the Japanese snack food industry. They should have a chat with Oreos.
Bitchflicks take a look at interracial romance in anime, with a series which is likely to be familiar to all of us. ^_^
For a cheap laugh, check out this hilarious parody of the lesbian movie Carol from the Film Independent Spirit Award. Not mean-spirited at all, just silly.
Paul Chapman over at Crunchyroll has the results of a Japanese Best Yuri Anime series poll, which is notable for the several completely not-at-all Yuri mixed in.
Looking for something to read? Barnes & Noble suggest these 6 SF/F Novels with Non-White Protagonists That Aren’t By Octavia Butler.
CBLDF has a terrific article on tap: She Changed Comics, about 4 notable female comic artists. It’s especially important that we remember these women and talk about them in light of the complete erasure of women’s comics history espoused by Angouleme Festival Director, Franck Bondoux, who insisted that women have not had a long history in comics. His ignorance is our ignorance. Women who have been in comics for ages, like Dale Messnick and Barbara Hall deserve to have a place alongside of Milt Coniff and Charles Schulz.
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Thanks to all of you – you make this a great Yuri Network!