ICv2 is reporting an overall growth in graphic novel sales, some 33 percent, for the first half of 2005. Leading the pack in terms of sales growth is Tokyopop, with a whopping 40 percent growth rate for the top half of 2005. Further details available here
Wolf Children is honest about the gross reality of raising kids (and pets) while still leaving room for fantasy, which is really the only way a movie about single motherhood can work for a general family audience, as Wolf Children largely does.
Rarely before has an anime series so keenly and uncomfortably struck home about the humorous travails of a social misfit. Its triumph is in creating an anti-moe protagonist who paradoxically winds up being intensely moe, too.