Manga | There are 200 million volumes of Naruto in print worldwide as of September, according to a press release from Japan’s Fuji TV, which on Dec. 13 will feature an interview with creator Masashi Kishimoto. The two-part conclusion of the hit manga will appear today in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine; the 71st volume of the series was published last week in Japan. [Anime News Network]
Digital comics | Manga publisher Vertical Inc. announced this weekend that it has acquired the digital rights to all the manga it has published by Osamu Tezuka, including Buddha and Black Jack. [Anime News Network]
Creators | Michael Cavna talks with Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson about his just-released poster for the Angoulême International Comics Festival and his other recent public projects. [Comic Riffs]
Creators | Meags Fitzgerald talks about her graphic novel Photobooth, which is both a history of the photo booth and a more personal account of her experiences with them. [Sequential Tart]
Publishing | Ryan Sands reveals the 2015 program for his small press, Youth in Decline. [The Comics Reporter]
Comics | Mark Peters looks at some notable superheroes who have come back from the dead. [Salon]
Conventions | The second annual Piqua (Ohio) Comic Con took place Saturday in the National Guard Armory, featuring local creators and dealers, as well as a filmmaker and a charity that provides care packages for soldiers overseas. In lieu of an admission fee, attendees brought toysm which were donated to a local charity. [Piqua Daily Call]
Retailing | Apparitions Comics of Kentwood, Michigan, is closing. [Bleeding Cool]
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