From The Toronto Stars comes an interview with Svetlana Chmakova, creator of Dramacon.

Also, David Welsh talks with Gonzalo Ferreyra, Viz's vice president of sales for home video, in his latest column of Flipped.

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From Papo de Budega comes an interview with Satoshi Kon (今敏), one of the most popular anime directors today. Satoshi Kon is known for works such as Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue, Paranoia Agent, and more. In the interview Satoshi talked about many things, including his newest work, an adventure/fantasy movie for children. Complete interview available at Papo de Budega.

An interview with manga artist Moto Hagio is current available on Matt Thorn's website. The interview originally appeared in the shojo manga issue of The Comics Journal (issue number #269, July/August 2005).

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Manga Jouhou translates an interview from Mainichi Communications with manhwa artists at the Modern Korean Manhwa Exhibition (April 21st - June 3rd), held at the Kawazaki City Museum in Kawazaki City.

Manga Forever, an Italian website about comics and animation, conducted an interview with manga artist Go Nagai during a comic convention in Naples (at Castel Sant'Elmo) called Comicon 2007. A translated version of the interview by Manga forever can be found here.

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Erica Friedman, president of Yuricon and ALC Publishing, was interviewed by Suzanne Corson, a contributing writer at the popular lesbian culture website.

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MangaBlog's Brigid sits down with Bettina Kurkoski, creator of Tokyopop's My Cat Loki. In the interview, Bettina talks about how she came into contact with manga, as well as how My Cat Loki was made.

From Chicago Sun-Times comes an interview with Joshua Elder, creator of Tokyopop's Mail Order Ninja. The original Mail Order Ninja short story won the grand prize in Tokykopop's 5th Rising Stars of Manga contest, and was latter turned into a newspaper strip.

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From Newsarama comes an interview with Kurt Hassler and Rich Johnson from Yen Press, who discuss Yen Press' initial launch titles, their relationship with Square-Enix, and the future of Yen Press.

From Publishers Weekly's Kai-Ming Cha comes an interview with Alvin Lu, Vice President of Viz Media. The interview touches on Viz's current success, as well as its plans for the future.