Well here we are.
The book is ready and it’ll be at the Comic Market. We hauled in a fair number of copies, so we’ll see how long we’ll manage.
Two new books on Bill 156 (non-manga factual reporting type non-fiction books) have been put on offer at the Comic Market and they sold very well. I’ve already seen about half a dozen doujinshis making fun of Bill 156.
And while we’ll go out in a bang in 2010, 2011 promises to be pretty intense already.
I’ve been preparing notes on developments on Bill 156 and my translation of articles in the Nogami book will follow quickly.
Many have asked how can the fans overseas help. We may be the frontline, but we can’t fight alone. Like any soldier, we need food and arms to keep fighting, and an occasional letter or two goes a long way toward keeping or morale high.
Even if regulations stamp down on us, we’ll keep creating stuff as long as people are willing to buy our stuff. That’s the number one thing that keeps us going. Knowing that we are in demand will keep our hearts warm on the coldest days and strongest downpours.
I know you are out there. I try my best to let people over here know you are out there.
But if you have the chance, let others know yourselves. Let them know you’ve bought something from them. That you want them to keep on going.
There are other things that are important as well, but when it comes to it, making sure the guys and gals out here are fed and feel appreciated is pretty damn important.
I’ll do what I can do. Think about what you might be able to do.
We’re going-in. Wish us luck.