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Mangasia: A Thousand Views of a Hundred Years of Asian Comics

Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.

Pantone Speaks: 2012's Color of the Year Is…

…my favorite juicy, delectable orange, a shade they call Tangerine Tango (or Pantone 17-1463, to be precise). Get the full scoop, including PMS number-matches across Pantone’s various systems, here. I asked Pantone’s color guru Leatrice Eiseman for some inside dope on how she and the Pantone came to choose this smashing color. (You may...