In 2010, a "My Ryoma Illustration" art exhibit toured Japan, offering 50 manga artists' interpretations of 19th century samurai and modernizer Sakamoto Ryōma. The exhibit will be revived starting January 27th to raise funds to support the victims of the March 2011 earthquake. See some of the art after the jump.
Reiko the Zombie Shop's Rei Mikamoto, three artists featured in recently Harvey Award nominated Ax: Alternative Manga and the infamous Hayami Jun are among the noteworthy and alt manga creators who have contributed to yonpo's Mangaka of the Dead limited edition t-shirt line. More after the jump.
Nominees for the 2011 Harvey Awards have been announced, named for he cartoonist and founding editor of MAD magazine Harvey Kurtzman, have been announced. Top Shelf's release of AX: Alternative Manga, edited by Sean Michael Wilson and Mitsuhiro Asakawa, was nominated for the "Best American Edition Of Foreign Material." More after the jump.