Sunday, March 7, 2010

comics = trash?

I've already loved comic books, even though I did not grow up in the Disney dream. But comic books were the first "art form" I knew. They offered me opportunities of imagination when there was no art environment for me.

The first comics I ever read was Do Ra A Mon, and I was 5: 
and of course it did not contain any sex, drugs or R&R elements.

The second one was Sailor Moon:
and it started to have violence involved.

I moved to Detective Conan which has a lot of death:
and right now I'm following Bleach and One Piece:
But none of these comic books I've read are similar to American comic books. I guess it is the eastern/western difference. Western comics are short and involved with ideas of self-expression (pornography in a way), and jokes I sometimes can't get. Especially for those underground graphics, they reflect the hidden history of culture, they contain political messages, and they always confused me. But I still appreciate them, as art.

I'm not sure about other people, but if they consider comics "trash", does that mean one day, art will become trash too?

p.s. I just realized that all the Asian comics I've read are Japanese. wow.


  1. 夸时代的喜洋洋你没看啊。

  2. You are talking about some sort of fall out from the western obsession with individuality and identity.