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Manga Monday #17: Invisible Roommate

When you start really getting into foreign comics and you're able to see a favorite work go from a fan translation to being officially picked up by an English distributor--that's the coolest thing ever. This recently happened with a Korean series that I actually have already read in its entirety, but that didn't stop me… Continue reading Manga Monday #17: Invisible Roommate

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Manga Monday #16: My Giant Nerd Boyfriend

I haven't been reading digital comics for very long.  I think I've only been reading webtoons for about two years now?  Considering that I've been reading print comics, including manga, since I was at least ten--so seventeen years now, wow--the two years of digital I have under my belt is pretty meager in comparison.  Still, I… Continue reading Manga Monday #16: My Giant Nerd Boyfriend

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Manga Monday #15: Zombie Boys and Human Girls

The countdown to, oh, you know, the best holiday ever, continues!  To serve up some holiday spirit (Halloween spirit, that is), this week's Manga Monday is highlighting a web comic with some grisly fair--ZOMBIES. Zombie Boys and Human Girls Boyfriend of the Dead Ushio 30 episodes (ongoing) Zombies are a unique horror fixture.  Rather than being… Continue reading Manga Monday #15: Zombie Boys and Human Girls

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Manga Monday #14: How to Choose a Manga

There's a lot of manga out there.  Finding a good manga to read, it's not much different than finding something new to binge on Hulu or Netflix, or shuffling through the many and varied book trilogies out there. We all have our own combinations of what requirements a show/book/manga/movie has to meet to get us to… Continue reading Manga Monday #14: How to Choose a Manga

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Manga Monday #13: McCranie in Space

Holy schnikes, how is this the thirteenth week of posting?!  How many times am I going to be shocked that I'm actually doing my job?  Probably pretty often. Another thing that I'm repeating:  Manga Monday isn't just manga.  Really, it's simply the word that worked with the alliteration idea I use for themed posts each… Continue reading Manga Monday #13: McCranie in Space

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Manga Monday #12: Body Positivity in Comics

What's so wrong about loving yourself exactly how you are? In the 1960s, second-wave feminism gave rise to what we now know as body positivity, the idea that everyone has a right to feel comfortable in their body.  Things like weight, size, height, skin color, or any other physical attribute shouldn't have the ability to… Continue reading Manga Monday #12: Body Positivity in Comics

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Manga Monday #6: High School Soldiers

As much stress as may have been involved in my senior year of high school, it was nothing compared to what Korean high school students experience.  For me, the transition into college wasn't end-all, be-all.  It was Plan A, Plan B, Plan C--doesn't matter what happens, I was going to be just fine. In Korea,… Continue reading Manga Monday #6: High School Soldiers

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Manga Monday #3: Being Weak in a Powerful World

My goal for today was to point you guys towards a comic that was created in a manga style, but was created originally in English, rather than being translated and later distributed. Way back when, when I was probably twelve years-old or so, I remember there was a certain chunk of the internet that was… Continue reading Manga Monday #3: Being Weak in a Powerful World

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Manga Monday #2: Webtoons and the South Korean ‘Inside Out’

In our first Manga Monday, we touched on how manga--basically Japanese comic books, if you forgot--has branched out all around Asia.  South Korea has has taken their manhwa one step further by slapping those puppies online. What originally began as scanning in and posting in-print manhwa for online consumption, later became a huge hub of online-only publications… Continue reading Manga Monday #2: Webtoons and the South Korean ‘Inside Out’