Fantagraphics Books to launch manga imprint

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Dirk Deppey has announced that Fantagraphics Books has signed a deal with Japanese publisher Shogakukan to launch a manga line translated by scholar and translator Matt Thorn.

The line, which Deppey says has been four years in the making, apparently will launch in September with a collection of stories by legendary artist Moto Hagio, a pioneer of modern shojo manga.

(Thorn interviewed Hagio in 2005 for a Comics Journal cover story, at right.)