Dang it, Dirk
beat me to the story about Sabrina's "manga makeover."
I had a post ready last night (the story appeared earlier on Comics
) but my home PC crashed before I could publish it.
Dirk got in one of the cracks I wanted to make (about Archie Comics
craving a slice
of that manga magic), but I was also wondering if the audience for
Sabrina will be as resistant to changes in art style as superhero fans
often are. My guess would be that Sabrina's readers (who I'm
assuming are mainly young girls) might actually like the new look,
since it would combine two of their favorite things (Sabrina and
shoujo) in one package.
In any event, it's a shrewd (or is that cynical?) move on Archie's
part, and I'm happy to see that Tokyopop
's Rising Stars
contest is leading to work in the American comic book
industry for winners such as Tania