From The Japan Times comes an interviews with Rieko Saibara, a cartoonist whose work "known for her work that has both a lyrical and "rebellious" side to it."

Via: ¡Journalista!

From Newsarama comes two interviews:

- Interview with Josh Dysart on Make 5 Wishes
- Interview with Eric Wight on My Dead Girlfriend

Via: MangaBlog

From Newsarama's Michael Lorah comes an interview with Vertical's Editorial Director Yani Mentzas, who talks about Vertical's manga-publishing history, and its plans for the future.

Via: MangaBlog

ANN interviews Fuyumi Ono, creator of the popular novel The Twelve Kingdoms. The Twelve Kingdomsis currently being published in the U.S. by Tokyopop.

From Sporadic Sequential comes a brief interview with manga artist Usamaru Furuya (Short Cuts, Happiness). The interview originally came from volume one of Usamaru Furuya's Short Cuts manga. In the interview Furuya talks about his experience as a manga artist, and what it's like to work with an editor.

From Newsarama comes an interview with Viz Media's VP of Publishing and Editor-In-Chief Alvin Lu, who talks about Viz's manga imprint "Viz's Signature" that was launched more than a year ago. The interview touches on the line's origin, its progress and what to expect in the future.

Via: AoD

From ANN's Taipei International Book Exhibition Con Report comes an interview with manga artist Yuzu Tsutae and her editor Ms. Kumagai. In the interview Yuzu Tsutae talks about how she became a manga artist, her opinion on the BL genre, and other fan-oriented tidbits.

Via: Icarus Blog

According to Broccoli Books Blog, a Japanese TV show is planning to interview American teenage girls who are shoujo manga fans during a shooting at The Third Planet store located in Torrance. Those interested needs to email Gloria (glokat[at]earthlink[dot]net), all participants will be paid $20 gas/mileage stipend:

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From Read Express comes an interview with Eric Wight, creator of Tokyopop's My Dead Girlfriend.

Ginger Mayerson from Lincoln Heights Literary Society interviews Digital Manga, Inc.'s CEO Hikaru Sasahara, who talks about himself and how he came to the U.S.

Via: Journalista