Thursday, June 17, 2004

A manga moment: At Cognitive Dissonance, Johanna has a nice entry about the appeal of manga, overcoming the format obstacle, and the naysayers who dismiss it as a fad:

"It had been a long time since I'd been that excited about any corporate American comics. Sure, there's a lot of crappy manga, but overall, it's so much more diverse than what the comic industry calls 'mainstream' that I'm still surfing on the crest of the good stuff. What do I care if there's a bookcase full of manga I'd never be interested in at the store if there's also one of stuff I'm dying to read? ...

"... I'm excited about the medium again because there are stories for ME -- lots of romantic comedies with imagination and heart."