Rachel the Trend Whore, Page 1

This was a kinda drawn out April Fool’s joke. Just hang on till the next storyline, and you’ll see why.

Funny, until recently with Seattle’s Geek Girl Con, there were no female-oriented geek/comic cons. I guess this was wishful thinking on my part. I’m glad it came true!

I used to hate it when people would say stuff like “Oh you draw anime.” Like there’s some divide between real comics and big-eyed comics. Looking back, I like to pretend they were fumbling trying to find something nice to say when my anatomy was so off.

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Kayla, Aspie Information Droid

Argh. I strongly dislike it when people call manga anime. Especially when they’re supposed to know what they’re talking about.

I have mixed feelings about this comic and the comic that follows. It DOES say that it’s okay to do things your own way, but I dislike the fact that it has to do with the whole “manga isn’t art” thing. (I want to get into comics, and I draw in a mangatastical style. Although it’s more surreal/shonen)

Rachel the Great

Interesting. I was trying to get at “manga isn’t taken seriously by traditional comics publishers” rather than “manga isn’t art.” What about the angle did you dislike?

Kayla, Aspie Information Droid

I just feel like the approach makes me feel uncomfortable because I deal with that whole “manga is weird” thing from my family, who won’t even watch Avatar: The last Airbender for the most part. The approach is creative and makes for good storytelling, it’s a personal discomfort, which is a good thing because I feel more for the situation.

On the manga is weird note, it’s weird how some people will go for a simple, flat western story instead of a rich, complex manga story.

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