When I was still in Malaysia, the range of comics or you can also call it illustrated novel, is sort of limited. Limited because of my financial and because you can only get the popular titles only…
So I missed quite a lot of other excellent comics until the day I became the member of Brisbane City Council public library.
I was and still very happy with the range of comics that are available. Never had I imagined that a library will do that sort of thing. I Malaysia for sure, the idea of reading comics alone is scoff at. Let alone putting them in the library. I still cannot figure out why drawings are connected with childish. Cartoon is childish. I just pity people with that sort of thinking because they missed out on a lot of things.
Here, I get to read some of the comics that I would never dream of buying. I get to read comics that do not attract me at first but after reading them, made me love them instead. I get to see many ways of styles and methods put forth to reach their readers. So many plots and stories. So many things to ponder. So many things to learn.
I learn a lot of Japanese culture from comics such as Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai and Samurai Executioner by Kazue Koike and Goseki Kojima. A beautiful yet simple drama in The Great Catsby by Doha. I get to know more about DC universe and find that I like Green Lantern very much. The unique and mysterious stories in Sandman by Neil Gaiman. The funny adventures in Bone by Jeff Smith and Liberty Meadow by Frank Cho. So much more comics that change my mind and made me think and see this world more.
It is great to read comics and it is also an art that you will enjoy very much in fact.