Outside the Panels

Outside the Panels spotlights specialty market vendors, creators, products, properties, and events that are currently receiving mainstream media coverage from local, regional, national, and/or international sources.

• The January 25 Honolulu (HI) Advertiser ran the article, "Yu-Gi-Oh! captures youths' fancy," in which Central O'ahu Writer Catherine E. Toth explored the ever-growing popularity of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game [Pharoah's Servant Retail Blister Display (AUG025179J), Pharoah's Servant Booster Display (AUG025080J), Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1: The Heart of the Cards DVD (STAR17024J)]. Read the article here.

• On January 25, the Contra Costa (CA) Times' Elizabeth Sivesind reported on the "She Draws Comics: Great Women Cartoonists" (GN, JUN022475J) exhibit which opened at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA, on that same day. Titled "Exhibit puts spotlight on female cartoonists and their creations," the article, which also directed interested readers to area specialty shops Flying Colors; The Comic Shop; Comic Relief; Dr. Comics, Mr. Games; and Comix Experience; can be read here.

• James Kochalka's Fantastic Butterflies (GN, STAR16427F) received coverage from the Honolulu (HI) Star-Bulletin in the article "Kochalka's cartooning is lively and refreshing," which was written by Gary C. W. Chun, and can be read here.
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