A., There’s a bizarre story behind these pages. Two years ago the artist, one Naoko Hirano, pitched a terribly compelling manga series. She included pints of half a chapter, and the publisher was so intrigued that they immediately made an offer. They never heard back. She was reported missing the next day. Police found nothing.… Continue reading Framing Device 1
okay, some serious details. i started this in ’03, when it wasn’t actually seen by anyone except two close friends. their enjoyment was the reason it thrived. tried to start a complete redrawing in ’07, found i didn’t have the time or energy, but hey, someone liked it the first time around. besides, i still… Continue reading Act 2 Page 5
I., So she’s running to school and climbing walls, with a fresh gunshot wound, all within days of her father’s murder? This is a bit much, don’t you think? -A. P.S. I already know what you’re going to say — “Does this mean you don’t want to see the next chapter?” Don’t be silly. Of… Continue reading Framing Device 2
A., You can’t expect the heroine to be perfectly realistic. This is a manga, after all. Nice stationary, by the way. Are you actually in Asia, or just near a fancy paper factor? –I. P.S. Lunch sounds lovely. The usual place? Or shall I drop by (wherever you are)?