Colleen Doran at the Freer Gallery

If you scroll to nearly the bottom of this page, you’ll see a listing for Colleen Doran discussing Hokusai and his influence on manga and comics.

Me, I’m not really a fan of Doran. I tried reading A Distant Soil and it didn’t do anything for me. You may be different, however. Still, it’s things like this that make the Freer & Sackler Galleries one of my favorite places in the D.C. area. Do your government-funded museums host comic book artists?

Now, if they’d just hurry up and name the list of films for the anime festival on April 1, I’d be happy. I’m just guessing there’s going to be a Studio Ghibli movie in the batch (I’m thinking My Neighbor Totoro).

(I haven’t had much luck buying Put the Book Back on the Shelf, the Belle & Sebastian comics collection, but I did order it from Atomic Books, so it’ll be here soon enough. Could I have found locally it if I had looked harder? Yeah, but my recent experiences in comic book stores have made me not want to. And anyway, I’m always happy to give Atomic Books my money.)