Comix Talk has an interview with Seven Seas' senior editor, webmaster and writer Adam Arnold.

MangaBlog's Brigid Alverson interviews Matthew Reidsma, author of the diary comic High Maintenance Machine.

In "Takemiya the teacher," The Star Online talks to Keiko Takemiya, creator of Kaze to Ki no Uta.

In "SOFT POWER, HARD TRUTHS / Manga magnate aims to redraw San Francisco," Yomiuri Shimbun talks to Seiji Horibuchi, founder of Viz Media:

In the audience that evening was Seiji Horibuchi, the pioneering founder of Viz Media, one of the first and largest Japanese entertainment companies to take root in American soil. Horibuchi moved to the Bay Area more than 30 years ago. He founded Viz in 1986. Two years ago, he launched Viz Pictures, a spin-off that focuses on releasing live-action features to complement the mountains of manga, anime, toys and related merchandise the parent company already handles.

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From comes an interview with graphic designer and author Chip Kidd and Batman memorabilia collector Saul Ferris about the "secret origins" of their Fall 2008 artbook/comics collection, Bat Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan.

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From comes an interview with Patrick Macias, the editor in chief of Otaku USA magazine, and Izumi Evers, Patrick's partner in jaPRESS, (a creative management company that brought Fumiyo Kouno's Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms and Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance to U.S. via Last Gasp).

The interview covers Patrick and Izumi's behind-the-scenes story about how they brought Town of Evening Calm to the U.S., how they wrote Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno, Patrick's work on Otaku USA and their upcoming "top secret" manga

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From comes an interview with Katsushi Ota, editor of Kodansha's Faust magazine, who appeared as Del Rey Manga's featured guest at the 2007 New York Anime Festival:

Q: So how did it happen that you and Del Rey Manga decided to bring Faust to America? Did you approach them or did they approach you?

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According to his latest LiveJournal post, Jason Thompson is currently looking for "a manga-influenced artist who would be interested in drawing a graphic novel (or series of graphic novels) with [him] as the writer."

Also, from The Star talks to Keiko Tobe about her manga With the Light and autism.

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topTakehiko Inoue, creator of Slam Dunk, Vagabond and REAL, visited the newly opened Kinokuniya bookstore in New York City on November 19, 2007 to draw a special wall art.

An interview with Takehiko Inoue was recently published in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine.

Below is a brief translation of the interview:

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From Tokyopop comes an interview with Tachibana Higuchi, mangaka of Gakuen Alice:

When did you start drawing manga? Was your progress fast? Tell us about your career as a manga artist.

I first submitted a manga story a while after I graduated from high school. Up until then I was studying for the entrance examinations for the Art University, and as part of that, I sometimes drew manga and four-panel strip comics for fun.


From Blazedent comes an interview with Takeshi Miyazawa, a Canadian born comics artist who recently moved to Japan to pursue a career in the Japanese manga market:

BlazedEnt (BE): You left Spider-Man loves Mary Jane to write comics in Japan. How is that going so far? Please give us an update.

Takeshi Miyazawa (TM): That's correct. I moved here at the end of 2006 and spent a year making connections and meeting other artists. It's an important initial step that I made sure to thoroughly cover through 2007. I'm currently working with a writer and providing art while, at the same time, working on personal projects as back up just in case. It's been fun.

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From Tiamat's Disciple comes an interview with Yen Press' Kurt Hassler and George Walkley, who talk about Yen Press (which recently renewed its official website), its future, and the manga market in general.

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