Sooo Comiket was a huge amount of fun. Besides the part where I got incredibly sick just before the event playing mahjong in a jansou. That’s right. I went to Tokyo and played mahjong in a mahjong parlour. And got two rinshan kaihou. I was so happy. But some jerk in that place gave me the cold. Or flu. Or something. Anyways, the place I went to was Shibuton, and they were very friendly and helpful even though my spoken Japanese is poor.
So yeah, back to Comiket. I was there all three days and spent something like $500. I stood in line for Hakka-ya and then bolted to the rest of the tables. I don’t even have a complete list of all the circles I visited because I wandered, but I do know what series I bought:
- Madoka Magica, mostly Madoka/Homura
- Precure, mostly Nao/Reika
- Hidamari Sketch, couldn’t find much Yuno/Miyako but I did find Hiro/Sae
- Rinne no Lagrange, one Madoka/Lan (I am sooo happy about this even though it turned out to be a lackluster series)
- YuruYuri, mostly Sakurako/Himawari
- Hakka-ya’s Saki stuff, and her Girls und Panzer book too!
- Some original stories
Ummm… I forget what else. To be honest, I haven’t really had a chance to look through it all much since I got back. It’s been extraordinarily busy. Even today, I shouldn’t be typing this. I should be doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, packing up the last of the DP orders due out tomorrow…
Speaking of DP, I recently announced a couple of collaboration books that are relevant to the yuri community. Here is the original post:
Starting in 2013 DoujinPress will be putting together collaboration books. Quality entries are accepted from even non-DP artists. These can be B/W manga pieces or full color artwork. Collaboration books will have their own deadlines. Each book has a theme or series. All involved artists will be given 5+ copies of the book for free, depending on what they submit (shipping not included). Key artists that put in more than 25% of the book will be given a cut of the sales. Collaboration books are mostly for promoting artists, but with the free copies it’d be easy to make some money as well. Additional copies can be purchased at artist price (email for details).
Currently planned collaborations:
Madoka Magica (Focus on witches but main characters okay too, non-adult, color, cover by PurpleKecleon)
Ib (No specific focus, non-adult, color, cover not decided)
Collaboration submissions due March 8th.
Please notify me if you are planning to submit for the books. Collaboration submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions should be emailed to email@example.com. DoujinPress reserves the right to reject any submission.
If you’d like to suggest a collaboration book, please email me.
Personally I’d like to see some yuri in both books, so if you or a friend of yours is a talented artist and wants to get involved with a cool book (and assist young girls in the rewarding and righteous path of lesbianism), email me~
And lastly, I’d like to announce a new DoujinPress book from House of Sixten featuring the Lunasa x Shizuha pairing:
Shizuha the goddess of the autumn leaves is filled with envy for her popular and well known sister, the goddess of harvest Minoriko. Faced with a demon’s plan and supported by the new found friendship of believer, what will Shizuha do?
So that’s that. Stay tuned for more Blue Friend and stuffs!