From Bookslut comes an interview with Dirk Deppey, online editor for The Comics Journal/Journalista.

Via: Icarus Blog

In its latest volume of Manga Curry no Maki, MangaCast's Jack interviews interviews Philip Brody, curator of the exhibition Tezuka: Marvel of Manga. The podcast also looks at Shueisha's new magazine Jump SQ, manga in the Philippines, manga cafe in Manila, and more.

In the latest issue of Flipped, David Welsh interviews Jason Thompson, manga editor for Otaku USA and the author of the upcoming book Manga: The Complete Guide.

The Sunday Times interviews Elmer Damaso and Jhomar Soriano, two Filipino manga artists who made it to the finals of the First International Manga Award Competition:

Because of their accomplishment, Damaso and Soriano were presented an award certificate by Japanese Ambassador Ryuichiro Yamazaki during the celebration of the Japan Week last month.

The two artists talk about their lives, their professional manga career and the reason they became manga artists.

From ICv2 comes a 3 Part (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) interview with Tokyopop's Mike Kiley, who talks about the manga market as well as what's next for Tokyopop.

In the latest issue of PWCW, Kai-Ming Cha interviews Vertical's editorial director, Ioannis Mentzas, about Tezuka, his manga MW (pronounced "Moo"), and more.

Also from Kai-Ming Cha is an interview with Maki Murakami, creator of the BL manga Gravitation.

Finally, Laurel Maury looks at the rise of female graphic novel creators in "Women SVA Grads Quickly Rise."

From ICv2 comes a 4 part interview (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) with DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz, who talks about the industry, the market, DC's future, CMX, Minx and MMORPGs.

Also, MangaBlog's Brigid Alverson interviews Mark Crilley, creator of Akiko and Miki Falls.

From AoD's Matthew Alexander comes an interview with Eijiro Shimada, Editor-in-Chief of Morning and its sister magazine Morning 2, and Yukari Shiina of (specialized in non-Japanese manga), who talk about Kodansha's 2nd Morning International Manga Competition (M.I.M.C.).

In early July, Production I.G. announced its plan to acquire manga publisher Mag Garden on December 1st, 2007 through a stock swap.

Production I.G. has been experiencing a steady decline in profit for the last three and a half years. Last week Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economic Times) interviewed the president of Production I.G., Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, about the merger of the two companies and their business strategy.

Below is a translation of a part of the interview:

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In the latest issue of PWCW, Ed Chavez gives a full report of Comiket 72, which took place last week.

Bill Aguiar writes about Udon Entertainment's new Korean manhwa line, and provides an overview of the titles coming this fall.

Brigid Alverson talks about Mark Crilley, the creator of Miki Falls, and receives quite a few response.

Last but not least, Kai-Ming Cha has an interview with Satoru Kannagi, creator of the BL manga Only the Ring Finger Knows.