Tuesday, December 21, 2004

A man and his manga addiction

Blogger David Welsh kicks off "Flipped," his weekly column at Comic World News devoted to manga, and explains his addiction:

"My gateway drug was SGT. FROG. Like all good starter addictive substances, it was green, easily consumed, and made me laugh. A lot. I can't tell you what a welcome experience that was at the time, given that comic-induced laughter was generally of the bitter, ironic variety. When I was finding what I traditionally think of as comics- which I still read, don’t get me wrong- repetitive and insular and depressing, here was something fresh and funny and entirely unexpected. In short, it was precisely what I hope to experience when I pick up a comic."

(Link via Ed Cunard.)