Hello, I Must Be Going... - JOURNEY TO THE REST AREA
Jul. 31st, 2007
08:11 am - Hello, I Must Be Going...
First of all, a huge WELCOME BACK!! to luxetumbra! Am so relieved that you're back and all right!
veronicacode got a scoop on Minekura-sensei! If you haven't already, be sure to check it out. (Thanks very much to befanini for the heads-up!)
FWIW, the September issue of Monthly Comic Zero-Sum came out last Saturday. Its "Saiyuki RELOAD"-related fun bits were few and far between, but Sanzo finished 4th in a reader vote to determine what Zero-Sum character "might be an otaku" (he's a mayonnaise otaku, one voter asserted), some special goods will be offered at Ichijinsha's booth at the August 17-19 Comiket, and the issue came with a free Saiyuki RELOAD clear file featuring the front-cover art from the Vol. 7 tankoubon.
Also last Saturday, I lucked into the Studio Backgammon doujinshi "Taiyou No Tou" ("Tower of the Sun"), from February 1994! Minekura-sensei, who was 18 at the time, drew that Gojyo picture above for it. Didn't know this book existed! (Although am pretty sure have seen that Gojyo picture somewhere before...maybe it was one of her old doujinshi pages that got reprinted, about postage stamp-size, in "Saiyuubito"? Mine is packed so can't check...) There are some eye-opening antiquities in "Taiyou No Tou"--about Wild Adapter as well as Saiyuki. Will be glad to share 'em after I move, if this book isn't already out and around.
Will be offline to move starting tomorrow...and there's still a ton of packing to do, yikes...! Dunno yet when I'll be able to get back online, but hope to be back soon.
See you next month!