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Publishing | It's probably little surprise that Eiichiro Oda's adventure-comedy One Piece was the bestselling series in Japan 2009, moving a whopping 14.7 million copies. It's followed in the Top 5 by Naruto, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist and Gintama. [Anime News Network]

Webcomics | Child's Play, the game-industry charity founded in 2003 by Penny Arcade creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, has raised more than $1 million since launching this year's drive on Nov. 6. "This is Child's Play's seventh year, and this is the fastest we have ever gotten to the million dollar mark," Krahulik wrote on the website. "Considering everything that's going on, that's just astounding." [Penny Arcade]

Awards | Makoto Yukimura's historical-action series Vinland Saga has been announced as the grand-prize winner in the manga category at the 13th Japanese Media Arts Festival, which isn't actually held until February. Yukimura, best known in the United States for his science-fiction drama Planetes, debuted the 11th-century Viking epic in 2005. Vinland Saga hasn't been licensed in North America. [Anime Vice]

Publishing | Rich Johnston follows up last week's announcement of Dynamite Entertainment's acquisition of Dabel Brothers Productions' titles with questions about the Dabels' spotty relationship with previous publishers and the outstanding debts they owe to some creators. [Bleeding Cool]

Retailing | In support of Indy Comic Book Week -- the last week in December, when Diamond Comic Distributors won't be shipping new comics -- retailer Things From Another World is accepting submissions from independent creators for comics to be purchased by the store for sale online and at its three Oregon locations. Deadline is Dec. 16. [TFAW.com]

Comic strips | A recent installment of Robb Armstrong's Jump Start depicting the shooting of a police officer appeared in the Rochester, New York, Democrat and Chronicle the same week that two local officers were shot, drawing outrage from readers. The newspaper's editors apologized for the timing of the strips. [Editor & Publisher]

Comics | Now that the dust has settled on The A.V. Club's best comics of the decade, I'll point to Paste Magazine's Top 20. The numbered list is pretty mainstream ... and doesn't include any manga.  [Paste Magazine, via Graphic Novel Reporter]

Sales charts | The first volume of Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path, Tokyopop's latest series based on Erin Hunter's bestselling children's novels, debuts as the top manga on The New York Times' Graphic Books bestseller list. The No. 1 spots in the hardcover and paperback categories, meanwhile, remain the same: The Book of Genesis Illustrated and Logicomix. [The New York Times]

Libraries | Writer James Vance comments on the recent library controversy in Jessamine County, Kentucky, involving access and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier. [James Vance, via The Comics Reporter]

Creators | Svetlana Chmakova, creator of Dramacon and Nightschool, will return to Chasing Rainbows, the webcomic she last worked on in 2005. [About.com]

Creators | Tom Spurgeon is updating his massive "Comics By Local Scene" list, and would like some help. [The Comics Reporter]

Creators | Michel Fiffe posts a lengthy Q&A with one of my favorite comic artists, Marcos Martin. You should definitely read it. [The Beat]

Creators | Cartoonist Joshua Smeaton discusses his webcomic-turned-graphic novel Haunted. [Sequential Tart]

Blogosphere | Happy sixth anniversary to Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin. [Progressive Ruin]

Comics | Sequential Tart contributors discuss their favorite superhero comics, including Wonder Woman, Jack Staff and Love and Capes. [Sequential Tart]

Comics | The bloggers at Multiversity Comics count down and discuss the best comic-book events of the decade. [Multiversity Comics]

Comics | The science behind ... Marvel's Realm of Kings? [Space.com]

Comics | "Are You A Total Creep?" [4thletter!]

Comics | Lesbian website Autostraddle dubs Jean Grey "the sexiest X-Man." [Autostraddle]

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