Another fine day at the library! Check out the stash of comics! I’m pretty excited to have been able to grab a few books that I have seen for a few years in the book store but never had a chance to read. Also, a few books by artist Queenie Chan whom I have been recently following on inkblazers. Please check out her blog as well as her work!
Also, I have set up a Facebook page for Jason Douglas’ Comics! Click on the side link to like the page and spread the word! More comics to come!
I was so excited to be able to find The Drifting Classroom by Kazuo Umezu at my local library. Every time I Google’d “scariest mangas”, this was one of the titles that comes up each time. On a whim with my fingers cross I typed it in and not only did they have it, but it was still available!! I can’t wait to read it.
Also, outside of this picture I was also able to take out Soul Eater Volume 1 by Atsushi Okubo as well as a couple books from the last Library Grab that I am still plugging away at. I figured next week would be a great time to tackle all of these as I will be on a vacation for a week and will be flying for some of the way. What better time to read horror manga than on an airplane? With all of this reading manga, how am I suppose to draw my own?
I have a veracious comic book appetite. I can consume them all day long. I don’t know why, but I love the medium. So when I made the discovery that my local library had a decent stash of them it was like finding that long lost treasure in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.
I can say that over the last couple of years I have read pretty much half of the graphic novels in the library system. Luckily there are two things that will keep me going. The first is that they are constantly bringing in new books and I have heard that they are doing this more so because more and more kids are reading Manga as well as other types of comics. The second is the awesome online catalogue that the library system in my area has. I don’t even have to go to the library and search through the books anymore! I can just look at all of the graphic novels and for a quarter (yes, twenty five cents!) you can have them delivered to the nearest library.
I have taken a picture of my latest grab. It’s a mix of both Manga and Graphic Novel as well as a mix of known titles and a couple of new ones. If I plan and actually try, I can have these all read in two to three weeks. Then I can get back to reading all of the books I bought for Christmas… Wait, wasn’t I suppose to be drawing as well???