I don’t do much on Tumblr besides re-post every 10 years, but I thought I’d start getting a little personal on here.
I am going to let people in on one of my serious hobbies: browsing the comic book section of Norman Public Library. Please consider my favorites thus far: Ghost World, Persepolis, and Asterios Polyp.
Back in the good ol’ days, I’d collect my mom’s change to stock up on manga. I was able to get my grimy little 13-year-old hands on 3 volumes of Naruto and One Piece. Now thanks to J.Z.’s incredible class on graphic novels, I’ve graduated to reading more historical, didactic, political, narrative…whatever graphic novels (not saying that Naruto isn’t the latter. I HAVE NO IDEA).
Moving on, I’ve been on the lookout for a really good Vietnamese American novel. The best I’ve found so far is Vietnamerica. Also, there is a curious amount of graphic novels about the Vietnam war; one of which is The ‘Nam published by Marvel Comics. I’m planning on figuring out why I think there’s something up with war comics…