Yes, I think its the point of the week where we need something relatively light-hearted. Comics are so varied and diverse, but yet so easily understood and accepted (and yes I think manga is included). Well, at least most of the time. Here are some of my favourites which you can actually find on the internet (and not infringe copyright laws).
BTW, I think the best way to read your daily comics, is RSS. Nuff said.
“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
Although Charles M. Schulz has passed away, his characters have not. And really, if you just reuse 50 years of comics, who will remember them at the end of 50 years? You can just read them again!
2. Baby Blues. I used to camp in my school library and read compilations on end. The kids are so cute, and it reminds me of the kind of things Heather Armstrong of Dooce would write about, and how parenthood is. (Oh how I am looking forward to it! – No I’m kidding.)
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3. Dilbert. Because it is just so poignant and brilliant sometimes. I love Wally with his witty lines with the boss and his coffee mug, and Matt says “Dogbert wins”. For the office worker who works in a cubicle, and for the person who appreciate good punchlines.
4. PHD Comics. When E had her whole office cubicle wall filled with comics, the PHD ones stood out for me. I’m not sure what it was, but I think its just something everyone can identify with – the stress from school, and not just from writing a thesis. (P.S. I think my nutrition lecturer resembles Tajel quite a bit.) And to find this printed and stuck on the wall of a lab in uni.
And how can you not love PHD Comics when this comic is so so so true?
Very geek, but very smart.
With manga, I’ve read quite a bit of Dragonball Z, Slamdunk, Sailormoon. With printed comics, Archie (although I personally will never buy them). And who’s read the Manga Messiah?
Plug your favourite comics, geek or not geek, manga or not manga. Share the love mann.