Friday, May 21, 2004

Witch craft: The Minneapolis Star-Tribune (registration required) carries this blurb on Tania del Rio, winner of Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga contest and new creator on Archie Comics' Sabrina the Teenage Witch:

"Who says majoring in comics will get you nowhere? Tania del Rio, a 2002 MCAD grad, has been hired to hip up the image at New York-based Archie Comics Publications by making over Sabrina the Teenage Witch in manga style. (Archie and crew were deemed too hopelessly square for such an update). Although Sabrina, who has been casting spells since 1962, has enjoyed renewed popularity due to the TV series, her print persona was overdue for a makeover. Del Rio, who grew up reading the series, is now in charge of both illustrating and writing the new manga Sabrina, which debuts in June. See, Mom and Dad? Told you so."