Back in April Dániel Kodaj, the chief editor of the Hungarian anime magazine MONDO approached me via email requesting the use of some pictures from my Nankyoko Sakura review for publication in their own review in the magazine. Understanding that I had a Creative Commons license that specified no commercial use without the authors explicit consent we negotiated a simple deal that we both thought was fair. MONDO could use my pictures so long as they followed the spirit of the Creative Commons license, that is to say they attributed the pictures back to yours truly. That and a free copy of the magazine I was published in of course. Maybe I’m old in this new media world, but I think it’s cool to be in print. It’s so easy to publish something on the Internet and tell your friends, but to be in print is so much more physical, and not the same as printing off an online article.
The magazine was a May release so I’m a bit late to the party. I considered posting earlier as I’ve had a PDF version of the article my pictures are published in long before release, however the physical copy of the magazine only reached me today. Being the overly skeptical person I often can be with situations like this, I wasn’t even sure I’d actually gotten published. Perhaps it was a joke, I can’t read the Hungarian anyway so maybe it was gibberish in the PDF. And so I waited until a physical copy arrived at my door to confirm that yes, in fact my pictures are in a magazine. How neat is that? Even if it is a small foreign magazine, it certainly feels good anyway.
Cover of their May ’10 Issue
I wonder how well Google Translation works with Hungarian to English? I guess there’s only one way to find out….