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Post by StrateryB » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:58 pm

Is Shiei going to be drawing any other manga besides AAL, like "Mammarazzi"?

I'm sure that's her art....

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Post by Peregrin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:50 am

Ooh, Dark Knight. Your thoughts? It's gotten an impressive 95% on rotten tomatoes thus far and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I wonder what someone who's a comic book fan such as yourself would think of it. It certainly wasn't the same batman I remember watching as a kid.

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Post by 59cobalt » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:46 pm

dogby wrote:so adam how was the con?
*ahem*

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:25 pm

dogby wrote:so adam how was the con?
Very exhausing, but well worth the trip.

You can read more in my aoi notes:
http://www.gomanga.com/webmanga/index.p ... =498#notes
http://www.gomanga.com/webmanga/index.p ... =499#notes
http://www.gomanga.com/webmanga/index.p ... =500#notes

Peregrin wrote:Ooh, Dark Knight. Your thoughts? It's gotten an impressive 95% on rotten tomatoes thus far and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I wonder what someone who's a comic book fan such as yourself would think of it. It certainly wasn't the same batman I remember watching as a kid.
Oh, I loved The Dark Knight. I thought it was absolutely amazing. It's a must see. Heck, just about every super-hero movie out this summer is a winner (with the exception of Hancock), so be sure to check out Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Hellboy 2 also.

StrateryB wrote:Is Shiei going to be drawing any other manga besides AAL, like "Mammarazzi"?
I'm sure that's her art....
Good eye. Yes, Shiei did draw that piece of Mamarazzi artwork.

As for other series, we're currently looking into getting Shiei set up with something new.

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Post by quarteni » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:26 pm

I know you recently got done with a con, but does Seven Seas ever make it out New York way? The New York Anime Festival perhaps? I think I remember Seven Seas going to the New York Comic-Con... =w=;;

If so, who usually goes? ^_^
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Post by Adam_Arnold » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:51 pm

quarteni wrote:I know you recently got done with a con, but does Seven Seas ever make it out New York way? The New York Anime Festival perhaps? I think I remember Seven Seas going to the New York Comic-Con... =w=;;

If so, who usually goes? ^_^
Yeah, Seven Seas was at New York Comic-Con this year back around March/April. Jason and Yayoi were there, as well as some of the people from Tor Books.

Since they didn't pay for me to go, I wasn't there... but maybe next year...?

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Post by quarteni » Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:23 am

I see! I might actually have a chance to go next year! I have tickets (I won 'em! ~_^ ), but traveling's the major problem now... ;.; It's so far...

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Post by zingmaster » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:22 am

So when you started this series, was the idea something you had been mulling over for a long time, or did you hit a massive burst of inspiration that's carried you this far?

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:12 pm

zingmaster wrote:So when you started this series, was the idea something you had been mulling over for a long time, or did you hit a massive burst of inspiration that's carried you this far?
At its core, Aoi House's concept is being about a group of American anime fans. So my idea was really just and it came from my own experiences at cons and from working on Animefringe (the anime webzine that I co-created). It evolved from there, but the core that it was about American otaku never changed.

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Post by zingmaster » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:03 am

Is your writing mostly based on said concept of any American anime fans, or are there parts that are autobiographical?

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:12 pm

zingmaster wrote:Is your writing mostly based on said concept of any American anime fans, or are there parts that are autobiographical?
There are some minor bits that are pulled from real life experiences (i.e. some con stuff), but the vast majority of the series is completely made up.

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Post by zingmaster » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:07 pm

So off of my previous question, is there anything you've ever written that scared you because it was too honest or revealing? Or have you avoided that monster?

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Post by Peregrin » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:00 am

zingmaster wrote:So off of my previous question, is there anything you've ever written that scared you because it was too honest or revealing? Or have you avoided that monster?
To add to this, would you share something honest or revealing about you to get over your fears of doing so?

In addition, due to some recent tuffles in the Creators' Corner, I must ask: what is you opinion on pursuing a career in manga from a young age? Do you feel having a go at college and academics should come first?

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