Creating an Idea

The word “manga,” when translated, roughly means “whimsical drawings.” When you think about it, that’s just another way of trying to express the foggy idea that pops up in our heads when dealing with “comics.”  I could go on for several blog posts about why this is so, and what exactly is so unique about comics as an art, but that’s best left in the hands of Scott McCloud, and his three works Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics, all of which I highly recommend.  As much as this project is about understanding comics as a distinct art, it is about developing this understanding through the art, rather than trying to force it into words.  So, without further ado, I got cracking on the project.

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