Glacier Bay Books has announced as part of the “#smallpubmanga” indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Ayumu Arisaka’s En chan manga and will release the second compiled volume of the Glaeolia collection of indie manga.
The publisher describes En Chan as a manga that “combines modern artistic technique and a whimsical vision of creation mythology.” Glacier Bay Books plans to serialize the manga digitally on its website and “potentially other platforms.”
The Glaeolia 2 collection of indie manga will feature the work of Maiko Dake, Kenya Oba, Masami Kuroki, Miki Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Mishima, Masayuki Mori, Ruri Morita, Daisuki Neruno, Shino ura, and several other artists. Oratnir designed the cover.
The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books has announced that it will release an English edition of Arata Imai’s F manga. The manga released in Japan in 2015 under the title I Am John Cantlie.
Comics historian and translator Ryan Holmberg is translating the manga, and will also provide an essay to accompany and contextualize the manga.
Holmberg stated the manga had 200 self-published copies that sold at avant-garde art exhibitions in Japan, but did not have distribution in Japan outside of that. He added he had been looking “for years … for a collaborator to publish [the manga] in English.”
Glacier Bay Books will publish the manga in 2021.
The American-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books has announced that it will release the next volume of Shinnosuke Saika’s Sleepy Child manga series titled The Lullaby. The release will feature exclusive artwork drawn for this edition of the manga.
Glacier Bay Books describes the Sleepy Child manga :
The mysterious and fragile contours of family. A young child descends into an unusual slumber.
The Lullaby, translated by Anna Schnell, focuses on returning character Rika first introduced in That Child. It will be released in matching format to the first two books, including a watercolor portrait cover, and the same high quality paper and printing.
The company also announced that it will release Shinnosuke Saika’s Sleepy Child series to its digital library of indie manga, which features titles such as MISSISSIPPI’s Tsukiko and the Satellite and other stories, and the upcoming titles Rei Hagiwara’s Ripples and Jūshichi Masumura’s Children of Mu-Town.
The American-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books has announced that it will release Glaeolia, a collection of indie manga, in English. The volume will feature more than 250 pages.
Glacier Bay Books describes the collection:
We’re proud to announce Glaeolia, a new 250+ page English-language collection of indie manga, with stories from Arantoochika, Hiuchi tana, Kawakatsu Tokushige, Masumura Jūshichi, mogcom, Moriizumi Takehito, Morita Rui, Okuda Akiko, Onta Niwako, Shinnosuke Saika, Yamakawa Naoto, and Yosomachi. These include self-published works (dōjinshi), as well as works selected from indie manga magazines and mainstream publishers. Each volume will be numbered from a limited print run of 300.
Glacier Bay Books stated the collection should be available to pre-order in early March 2020 through the company’s website.