Glacier Bay Books Launches Glaeolia 3 Indie Manga Collection, Licenses 2 More Collections
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The America-based online bookstore Glacier Bay Books announced on Twitter on Friday that its Glaeolia 3 indie manga collection will become available for pre-order on October 15. The company also announced that it has licensed Umi Kusahara's Mothers collection of indie manga and Byū Kijitori's One Hundred Views of Reality: The Collected Short Stories of Kijitori Byu.
Glaeolia 3 will feature 13 authors that include:
- Akino Kondoh
- Reiji Fukitsu
- Isao Yamada and Junichiro Saito
- Suzuka Komachiya
- Kotaro Mitsuhashi
- Tsuchika Nishimura
- Konomi Oumi
- Nagaharu Yagi
- Yūichi Yokoyama
wadachizu painted the cover for the collection.
Glacier Bay Books will publish the Mothers collection of indie manga in English both digitally and in print in the second quarter of 2022. The collection will feature 11 stories and about 200 pages.
Glacier Bay Books describes the collection:
"Mothers” collects 11 heartfelt stories exploring the emotionally fraught nature of human relations, and the process both of giving, and of receiving, love.
Kusahara is an illustrator and indie manga creator who self publishes their works.
Glacier Bay Books will publish Kijitori's collection tentatively titled One Hundred Views of Reality: The Collected Short Stories of Kijitori Byu in the fourth quarter of 2022 digitally and in print. The collection will feature about 300 pages with stories such as "A Long Stay," "BYTE," and "A Country Called America."
The company describes Kijitori's style as combining "surreal & sometimes humorous situations with abstract subject matter & simplified line. Perhaps in spite of this, it can be effected to deeply thought-provoking and poignant result."
Kijitori's self-published manga collection Zenbu Tōku ni Atta won the jury selection at the 20th Japan Media Arts Award.
Glacier Bay Books also announced that Yumi Tada's The Mermaid and the Prince manga is available for pre-order. The print version will ship in November and the digital version will be available on October 23. The company announced the license on July 30.