December 26th, 2006

hisui from rasetsunyo

Words and pictures and inspiration

However if I can't brag about my presents I can certainly blog about them.

So deepfryerfire and stanking gave me Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic. Tragicomic because Bechdal is a... err, mangaka (I shall never be able to use the word 'cartoonist' again) who draws the famous Dykes to Watch Out For strip. I opened it at random and read two chapters, thinking as I always do 'Man western comics are wordy', before putting it back down to get on with my Christmas morning present opening. Collapse )

Not sure what the moral of this is. 'Pictures good', maybe. More time for pictures. And of course, thanks hugely, deepfryerfire and stanking.