Let the games begin.
The FedEx packages are loaded with galleys and photocopies of what’s coming up this year. Spread out are a selection of CMX titles.
A fellow blogger/mother/writer recently commented on my ability to cover so many cultural events on my blog. Culture? What culture? The culture of sitting on my ass and reading comics? The culture of my home being papered by manga galleys?
Don’t get me wrong, my life of watching movies and reading manga ’til my teeth fall out is pretty ducky. But in truth, I don’t think there’s that much I contribute to the world through this blog, although I do strive to change that (and change it soon.)
In the meantime, my sister and her family are staying with me for a brief New York visit. What have they done so far for their big New York adventure? Why, what they always do when they visit me: read comics!
Some of my sister’s thoughts on manga:
Dolls by Mitsukazu Mihara – “This is so strange. It’s spooky, but I can’t stop reading it.”
Tenjo Tenge by Oh! Great – “Why do you have only have up to volume 4? You know volume 8 is out already.”
Path of the Assassin by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima – “What is this? Lone Wolf and Cub? I’ll read it later.”
BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei – “None of the characters speak in this book. Why doesn’t anyone speak? Why isn’t anyone speaking in this book?”
Luckily I was able to distract her by popping in my DVD of Initial D.
Whoohoo! New York rules! Culture and all…