I'm gearing up to draw several hundred pages of comics set in the mountains and small villages of Japan, as it was in 1865. Recommendations for movies, manga, anime, books, anything that I can add to my collection of visual reference? [more inside]
I grew up reading stuff like Sailor Moon and CLAMP, but now that I'm in my late 20s, I'm craving characters that I can better identify with as an adult, and more complex social/philosophical storylines and settings. Can you recommend adult manga series that I might be interested in? [more inside]
Give me your recommendations for your favorite horror manga.
For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
Hoping to ID an incredibly violent manga that I read a few pages of, back around '88 give or take a couple of years. I've had some images seared in my then-impressionable brain. Lots of blood and gore but not explosively cartoonish like, say, Hokuto no Ken / Fist of North Star. More cruel than anything. Set in modern times. The main character was some sort of vagabond/wanderer/assassin, and was drawn in a Golgo 13 style, with longish hair and maybe a leather jacket. Episodic stories as far as I can tell of him going around fighting baddies. [more inside]
I need recommendations for comic strip collections, graphic novels, and manga that can be purchased from Amazon, don't contain drug/sex/gang content, and can enjoyed by someone in their twenties. This is very much a follow up to this question. [more inside]
In the early to mid-90s I got a volume of translated horror manga out of the Amherst College library, and I would love to find it again. Sketchy details inside. [more inside]
What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
What are some comics, mangas, animations, animes, and other illustrated works, from any part of the world, that depict regular sex and sexual behavior without fetishizing it? [more inside]
I read a volume of a comic/manga when I was younger. Please help me find it. [more inside]
Please help me find manga and/or anime that has a story that would appeal to a mature audience, but without "mature" content. [more inside]
Help me get into Manga. In the last few years I have gotten into comics when previously they had been lost on me, now that I am comfortable with the American form I want to try some Manga but I have no idea where to start. See inside for a list of things I have read and enjoyed that might inform your suggestions. [more inside]
Can webcomics fans point me to some good online manga or graphic novel type comics? Bonus points if the story is complete and I don't have to wait for an update every week (side question - why is it so hard to find webcomics that are completed?). Sex, violence, serious, silly, whatever, as long as the story is engaging and the artwork is well done. [more inside]
Inspired by grumblebee's recent question about graphic novels, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions about worthwhile manga. [more inside]
I just heard about Manhwa (Korean Manga) today, and was wondering if there are any good titles available in English?
I'd like to learn more about the Japanese comics artist Yoshiharu Tsuge. [more inside]