‘Popular Culture’ Category

 

An Interview with Chewbacca!

Okay, an interview with the actor who plays Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew.

 
 
 

Summer Movies, part 1

Just wondering who saw:

 
 
 

The Anime Alliance Needs YOU!

As many of  you know, the Anime Alliance gets its anime FREE from Operation Anime. We’d like your input as to which anime YOU’D like to see at the Anime Alliance, which meets the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

Here is a list of the selections available from Operation Anime. Please respond to this post and let me know which anime you’d come to see!

Thanks!

(Please note: we are not going to feature anime that are either given a mature (MA) or 18+ age rating. Just sayin’.)

 
 
 

Manga Pioneer Tokyopop Shuts Down U.S. Publishing

Some of you may remember that the first teen program at DeKalb Public Library was “Heroes @ Your Library,” a graphic novel discussion group that ran for the equivalent of 4 school years–quite a long time. The second time we offered this program, the predominant interest was manga, and I remember reading quite a lot of manga for these discussions.

Well, I have sad news. One of the most prolific publishers of manga in the U.S., Tokyopop, is closing its doors in the states.While Viz arguably introduced manga to the greater part of the U.S. in the mid-1980s, it was Tokyopop who took that momentum and turned it into a steamroller of popular culture and swept the nation with manga-mania.

But sadly, all good things must come to an end. Thank you, Tokyopop, for over a decade of Japanese comics. We’ll miss you.

 
 
 

Anyone Going to C2E2?

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, anyone?

I’ll be there Saturday, March 19. Will you?

Wizard World, eat your heart out.