Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Lord of the Paints!

Here's chapter 8 of Kakukaku Shikajika with the start of volume 2.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, November 23, 2013

War of the Artists!

Finally, here's chapter 7 of Kakukaku Shikajika is done with the end of volume 1. Volume 2 will begin next.

Also, the new issue of Waai comes out in a few days, so we'll be doing the various series from that soon, including a couple of new ones.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Night on the Kanazawa Railroad!

All right, so here's chapter 6 of Kakukaku Shikajika, so we're almost done with volume 1. Good thing we already have volume 2 on hand.

Something interesting about this chapter is that of all the colleges named, Higashimura chose to partially obscure the name of one of them, Osaka Kyoiku University. Your guess is as good as mine as to why.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, November 18, 2013

Akiko on the Shore!

After some toiling, chapter 5 of Kakukaku Shikajika is finished. Something of note that we've come to realize is that while this manga's story starts in 1994 and later moves into 1995 (with this chapter), according to the facebook page, the actual events occurred the year before in 1993 and moved into 1994.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, November 14, 2013

An Artful Idea!

And so chapter 4 of Kakukaku Shikajika is finished, putting us at more than halfway through volume 1 already.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, November 11, 2013

Run, Melos...er, Akiko!

And now chapter 3 of Kakukaku Shikajika is done.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, November 8, 2013

What I Draw About When I Draw About Drawing!

The moment has finally come to reveal what we've been up to this past week. We decided to pick up Akiko Higashimura's autobiographical manga Kakukaku Shikajika, and the first two chapters are now finished. It tells the true story of how Higashimura, whose real name is Akiko Hayashi, started going to this art class during her third year of high school led by a very intimidating teacher named Kenzou Hidaka. This manga's great if you're a fan of Kuragehime or the author's other works and want to find out about her past, or if you're just looking for a good read about art.

Also, in the opening pages of chapter 1, Higashimura alludes to a short manga she drew when she was 11 called Crazy Detective Story (Tantei Puttsun Monogatari), which you can view yourself here. The text at the top of that page reads:
This is a collaborative work drawn by six friends. We collaborated by me assigning what everyone would be in charge of for the other stuff, telling them, "You draw this," "You draw that," and "Color this." I drew the girl in the pink dress in the center. Even when rereading it now, it somehow or other has an ending at least, but the development is surprisingly abrupt (haha). There's an apartment building drawn on the cover page, but it doesn't appear in the story at all (haha). It's a mystery why I drew it!
Also, a small update regarding Usolily v13, we unfortunately won't be restarting it until the end of this year, or possibly early January due to an issue that came up with shipping.

And in an unrelated note, as of earlier this week, we finally crossed over 2 million hits to this blog! Thanks to everyone who comes here and reads our releases!

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sword Art Offline!

Here's chapter 3 of Kejutsu Komachi, released about a week ago. The next chapter comes out in late December.

Kenjutsu Komachi: Mediafire, Dropbox