Sunday, May 15, 2011

Manga as Art

Every so often I encounter people that say they don't like manga, as if "manga" is a single type of thing, like broccoli, or Paris Hilton reality TV episodes. I guess it's because of its image as children's entertainment, ala Yugioh or Pokemon. But, unlike with American comics, certain manga artists venture deeply into what I consider to be "art". Check out the below images for examples of true drawing skill. All images from Manga Fox, used here for review purposes only.

Angel Heart



Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei





Tough





Planetes



Fist of the North Star


Got any of your own favorites?

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