Back to work!

October 28, 2008 at 11:50 pm (reviews - links)

I’ve just spent two and a half weeks traveling around Canada (Ontario to see friends, Montréal to go to a concert), so suddenly I have some catching up to do. There’s a heap of review copies awaiting my attention, for one thing, and they may go a bit slowly for the next couple of weeks while I work on the next volume of Sgt. Frog.

Frog is a very satisfying series to be assigned to, but it’s much harder than just about anything else I do–it has an abundance of puns, and has at least half again as much text as a normal manga series. On top of that, I inherited the series from Carol Fox, who gave the characters very distinctive voices (always a plus), and I’m still very conscious of trying to echo her work to maintain the internal consistency. But this is my fourth Frog rewrite, and every time I start work on a new one I feel a bit more comfortable with it. And it’s fun, even when I’m wracking my brains over the puns. My only complaint is that my favorite character (Dororo!) has very erratic screen page time, but that’s not a problem with this volume. ^_^

*****

Since my last post, a few reviews have gone up at MangaLife–two VIZ review copies, and the first volume of the Haruhi manga, which the nice people from Yen were kind enough to give me at NYAF (see also: con report, linked in my last entry):
La Corda d’Oro vol. 9 (B)
Kaze Hikaru vol. 11 (B)
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya vol. 1 (A-, Yen Press)

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