21st May 2012
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As announced today, Carlsen has to drop its Shoujo-Magazin Daisuki due to falling sales. The running series like e.g. Vampire Knight will be continued as paperbacks. More important for this blog: Carlsen also states that they will continue to work with German artists and authors. The Daisuki has been a famous and highly coveted platform for German artist as it assured to be introduced to a certain amount of readers (a.k.a. the magazine’s subscribers). The Daisuki played the major part in the career of Mangakas like Judith Park and Christina Plaka, or recently Nadine Büttner and Evelyne Bösch (who’s one-shot debut “Feed me Poison” will be released in September 2012).
Dear Daisuki team, thank you for your hard work! It was great having you!
It’s a sad day, folks. Personally, I’m still hoping for an all “Germanga” (online?) magazine - a professional platform, maybe with a newspaper print version like the Comix, gathering the latest (serialized?) work (webcomics?) of professional creators on a maybe monthly basis. Sweet dreams but realizing it turns out to be tricky.