Western Influence in an Eastern Comic

When Hirohiko Araki began JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in 1987, his goal was simply to lampoon the hyper-masculinity of the male interest manga of his time, like Fist of the North Star. 29 years and 95 million copies sold later, JoJo has become a cultural phenomenon, owing much of its massive success to global accessibility. JoJo’s […]

Webcomic to SuperComic

Webcomics in general are very easy to create for the general public. The idea behind them is that anyone with creativity and an internet connection can create one. This means that they can cover endless subjects, genres, styles, and new ideas. One of the most popular Webcomics I know of is called One Punch Man. […]

Do You Believe in Magic(al Girls)?

Originating in Japan, magical girl or Mahou Shoujo is a genre/category of manga and anime that includes tales about..well…magical girls. The name basically says it all. The classic storyline/origin story usually involves a young girl of around middle or high school age being granted a device which allows her to transform and fight evil. The girls usually […]

I’ll take “Manga, Comic, or Cartoon” for $400, Alex

I have a confession to make: I’m not very familiar with comics. Throughout my life I have dabbled in different written platforms but mostly stuck to regular old books. My knowledge about comics is limited to looking through my nana’s Calvin and Hobbes collection when I was kid and the manga phase I went through […]