Posts tagged: manga
Romance Editor Chris shares the the best qualities to look for in beach reading.
Beach reading is a particular phenomenon. It’s the reason airport bookstores carry racks and racks of bestsellers instead of a curated collection. It’s a time for people who read for work, duty, or education to relax a little and remember how to read for pleasure. And it’s also a time when you read less expensive books because they may get covered in sand, sunscreen or snack food.
This week at The Gutter, Romance Editor Chris is charmed by Ouran High School Host Club:
I’ve watched very little series anime in my life, largely because the depth of the genre is a little daunting to the uninitiated. A single, exquisite Hayao Miyazaki movie? Yes please. Thirty-two DVDs worth of Bleach episodes? Um… intimidating. But last year a friend gave me Fruits Basket at exactly the right time. I adored watching it (and hunting down all the manga volumes) and I’ve been looking for something similar since then. A couple weeks ago I stumbled across Ouran High School Host Club. Achievement: unlocked.
Page from “The Master Puppet.” Jason Orfalas, pencils. Claude St. Aubin, inking. Peter Gutiérrez, story. It’s included in the Eisner-nominated collection, Shi: Kaidan, and is one of the perks for The Cultural Gutter's indiegogo fundraiser.
Comics Editor Carol writes about Lord Death Man’s skeleton suit and Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear and Saul Ferris’ Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan.
I appreciate Lord Death Man’s flair, his élan, panache, the way he daringly wears brown leather gloves, belt and boots with his high-contrast black and white skeleton suit—and makes it work. Of the many skeleton suits in the criminal underworld, I would wear Lord Death Man’s.
(This article is also part of the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit's theme month on skeletons and skeleton suits).