Graphic Novels & Manga

I’ve been less than impressed with the world of comic books lately. It seems pretty much to revolve around short run “events” that “promise to change the (insert your own comic universe here) FOREVER!” Sigh…

So I’ve been trying out graphic novels and manga. Sort of a mixed bag here and I’m looking for some advice.

I don’t remember which of the blogs recommended them, but I tried out Monster by Naoki Urasawa and The Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu, Monster faired better with story and more literate translation, but I tried #8 in the series to start, and maybe that was a mistake. Still neither really floated my boat.

However I’ve been completely blown away by Brian Fie’s Mom’s Cancer and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. Both wonderful wonderful books that left me hoping there’s more out there like them. But where are they?

I know Bechdel’s Fun Home is supposed to be fantastic, and Blankets is on my list, but anyone got any other titles to suggest?

And where’s the really interesting manga? What am I missing and where might I start?

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I Sort Of Hate Myself…

…but I love my new iPhone!

Iphone HomeYep, I caved. I buckled. I folded like Superman on laundry day.

I know, I wasn’t going to cancel my Verizon contract and pay $600 for a phone just for some bells and whistles, but the BlackBerry whetted my mobile web appetite and it had to be sated! SATED!

Listen, I’m not gonna go on and on about it like a million other blogs, but here’s a few quick things I like thus far:

There. Now I have to go somewhere so I can check my mail on the fly!

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Everything Must Go!

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Hey, I’ve got a bunch of stuff up on Ebay. Snap it up cheap, save it for a few decades, and then sell it back to the Andertoons Museum for an outrageous fee!

Check these out:

Canon Powershot S60 Digital Camera

Wacom Intuos 2 6×8 Tablet

Logitech USB Microphone

Logitech NuLOOQ Navigator

Radtech Bluetooth Mouse

And some books! Enjoy!

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