Question of the Day
There are so many ways to tell stories. Whether it's comic books, graphic novels, visual novels, webcomics, etc, there are quite a lot of other mediums to tell a story. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond just words and use other ways to experience a story.
I love manga. I got into it after a trip to Japan 5 years ago. There, everyone reads manga - kids, teens, adults. There is also something for everyone. Everything from cute little puppy manga to hardcore porn manga.
It took me awhile to get used to the format of manga. It goes from right to left, but that is easy to get used to. What was more difficult was getting accustomed to understanding the story from just a few words and images. Once I got used to it though, it became a very fun and meaningful genre.
Most of the manga series I like to read are the light and fluffy kind. I've read a few that were more grown up and serious. I really enjoyed those, but it general manga is escape time for me.
I've been trying to get more into Western style comics lately. I loved the first trade of Ms. Marvel and want to read more. I've also enjoyed the new series of Doctor Who comics. I'd like to start reading Saga and Neil Gaiman's Sandman, too.
How about you?