Unlike the West’s comics,
manga is often drawn in black ink on white paper. This is for a number of
reasons. Besides artistic style, there’s one huge factor: cost. It’s much, much
cheaper for all involved. How’s this? Well, let me throw in a little history
and a little know-how from doing production editor work.
James Lawrence Powell is no stranger to penning books, but The 2084 Report: An Oral History of The Great Warming is his foray into fiction. The majority of his books are nonfiction titles touching on the subjects he’s spent his life teaching and researching at various universities around the country—namely geology and climate science.
The Woman in the Purple Skirt By: Natsuko Imamura Translator: Lucy North Release Date: June 8, 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Received From: Publisher (All reviews are our own, honest opinions.) Rating:
Natsuko Imamura’s debut English novel is a story that is at once a slow-burning character study and a tale of obsession and psychological intrigue. The Woman in the Purple Skirt has already won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in Japan, which Imamura was previously nominated for twice before.