Yen Press just announced some really terrific licenses. Here are the two that make me giddiest:

Fumi Yoshinaga’s Not Love But Delicious Food was originally serialized in Ohta Shuppan’s Manga Erotics F, and it’s about a food-obsessed boys’-love manga-ka. So basically there’s almost no way it won’t be awesome. This will surely sell tons of copies, and then publishers will engage in cage matches for the right to license What Did You Eat Yesterday?

Émile Bravo provided the illustrations for Jean Regnaud’s beautiful My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill (Fanfare/Ponent Mon), so I’m eager to read Goldilocks and the Seven Squat Bears, a funny take on some classic fairy tales.

6 Responses to Yens

  1. Judi says:

    Is there anything left of Fumi Yoshinaga’s that is not licensed??? Great news.XD

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  3. Mitch H. says:

    On the one hand, that Yoshinaga comic *sounds* great, but on the other… that is an amazingly ugly cover.

  4. davidpwelsh says:

    You think? I kind of like it. It’s sort of a more realistic version of Yoshinaga’s customary “crazy person in the foreground, chagrined observers behind” composition.

  5. Mitch H. says:

    It’d be fine as an inside-the-cover black-and-white image, but the color composition, my god…

    Look, I like orange. I’m wearing an orange flannel right now; I drive an orange Aveo. But it just shouldn’t be used as background fill with a pastel foreground, and *especially* not in combination with light blue. That image just *screams* “colored by stereotypically color-blind B&W artist”.

  6. davidpwelsh says:

    Ah, the color scheme. Yes, I think “complimentary” must have an esoteric meaning in color theory that I just don’t fully understand, because orange and blue… not feeling it.

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