We have a winner!

Congratulations to Ahavah for winning a copy of Fumi Yoshinaga’s All My Darling Daughters (Viz)! I asked entrants to name their favorite comic mom (by which I mean mothers or mother figures from comic books, graphic novels or comic strips as opposed to moms that are laugh riots, though they could also be that). Here’s Ahavah’s choice:


“My favorite manga mom is Kyoko Honda from Fruits Basket, but not just because of the sweet-as-sacharine way she brought up Tohru before her untimely death…

“Kyoko Honda embodies a great message for girls: Tough chicks can be devoted mothers and never lose their strength. If you’re lucky enough to find one as your mentor, hold on to them, because they know the worst of life’s crapile and can help you figure out how to turn it all to your advantage.”

Other noteworthy moms mentioned by entrants include:

  • Mitchell Hundred’s mother in Ex Machina
  • Daisuke’s mom, Emiko, from D.N.Angel
  • Sachiko Azuma from With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child
  • Ms. Ichinose from Maison Ikkoku
  • The mom from Rose Is Rose
  • Memaw from Swallow Me Whole
  • Grandma Ben from Bone
  • Fee Carmichael from Planetes
  • Yukino’s mother in Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances
  • Kate Spencer from Manhunter
  • Ryoji “Ranka” Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club
  • Luba from the Palomar stories in Love and Rockets
  • Thanks to everyone who entered!

    One Response to We have a winner!

    1. Ahavah says:

      Wow! Thank you so much! I never realized I was up against such stiff competition! Ranka, Fee, Mrs. Hundred, Sachiko Azuma, Memaw…all of them are just great choices! I hope you have more contests in the future (and if you can, post some of the entries from the runners-up, please)

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