BBC Japanorama is currently running an Otaku quiz, how much of an otaku are you?

Source: Anime UK News

Sweatdrop Studios has announced the release of two new How-to-Draw manga books - Draw Manga by Sweatdrop Studios and Drawing Manga by Selina Dean. According to the press release, "both books are aimed at beginners and offer practical, easy-to-follow guides to the various aspects of the manga art style."


According to this post, a person submitted another artist's artwork to the British anthology MANGAQUAKE, which used the artwork as cover for MANGAQUAKE#2. According to the post, the artwork belonged to HOON, a concept and comic artist and the lead artist of MESS STUDIOS.

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New U.K. manga publisher Tanoshimi has launched its official site.

Love Manga has posted the 2006 release schedule of the new U.K. manga publisher Tanoshimi.

The Forbidden Planet blog has put up an interview with Stephen Robson of Fanfare/ Ponent Mon and Nadia Katz-Wise of Typocrat, both manga publishers in the U.K.

Love Manga takes a look at BL publisher Iris Print and the global BL scene, and interviews Tina Anderson and Caroline Monaco.

From Love Manga comes an interview with artists Sonia Leong and Emma Vieceli from the U.K. manga group Sweatdrop Studios.

The Smoke presents an interview with U.K. manga artist Emma Vieceli, a member of Sweatdrop Studio.

Random House plans to launch 15 titles (including XXXHolic and Tsubasa) in U.K. this August under its new Tanoshimi imprint, and plans to publish 45 titles over seven series by December.

Related Link: Tanoshimi from Random House UK