Arts and sciences

April 5, 2006

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this yesterday. I can only chalk it up to the terrifying prospect of today’s comic shop bill and Digital Manga’s culpability in it.

Anyway, in addition to everything else they’re dumping on readers today, there’s also the first volume of Project X: Datsun Fairlady Z. Yes, it’s a manga biography about a car company.

I’ve been dying for more non-fiction manga to make it into translation since I first learned about it, so I hope this lives up to my expectations.

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Speaking of non-fiction graphic novels, G.T. Labs is conducting an on-line survey and giving out books to ten lucky participants. Jim Ottaviani talks about the survey and provides a link in this Engine thread. I really enjoyed Dignifying Science (especially the Rosalind Franklin story), and I keep meaning to pick up more of Ottaviani’s books.