October 31, 2023
August 01, 2018
Japanese comics are also called “manga”
Panel 6 is very avatar worthy,
I feel the best joke is in the title panel, though.
Is Sluggo stuppin’ Sailor Moon behind Nancy‘s back?
Periquita doesn’t have the “scans by… please support the original release” bit
So if today’s Nancy is influenced by Japanese comics, I tried reading it from right to left, and you know what? It was even dumber than if I had read it the American way!
Shoulda had actual Japanese dialogue to complete the utter unreadability. ;D
Being a manga reader, I approve this message!
Smartest strip from anyone in recent memory. Love it.
Don’t forget the bloody nose.
Good seeing the title panel — not included by my local newspaper. : )
I think this was originally formatted as two tiers of 3 — it reads best in the order Panel 3-2-1-6-5-4. (Excluding the title, which is separate.)
I think whoever laid this out for the web didn’t get it. This is what it should look like: https://twitter.com/JapanNewbie/status/1317554231830827010
My problem with English speakers creating manga is that they are doing it wrong
The text should be written right to left if they Really want to do it the Japanese way
What’s funny is, you don’t see the stuff in this Sunday page a lot in manga these days. The rivers of tears running down somebody’s cheek, the sweat-drop of embarrassment, the vein in the forehead pounding with annoyance…
It’s true that these elements were once new and dynamic but have become as cliched as the “two guys on a desert island” meme in American cartoon strips.
Format fixed now, thankfully.
September 24, 2018