Rough seas, dead trees

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You know what’s great about print versions of comics that are available for free online? Back covers featuring grizzled old men covered with tattoos — that’s what’s great about them. Now, I will freely admit, when I saw Kate Dacey’s beautiful review of Daisuke Igarashi’s Children of the Sea, I almost switched topics for this week’s Flipped, because seriously, what else needed to be said that The Manga Critic hadn’t already covered much more artfully than I could? But I’d painted myself into a corner, and I really wanted to write about the book because it’s lovely in some very unusual ways, so you’ve all been spared my treatise on 10 sizzling shônen bromances… FOR NOW.

5 Responses to Rough seas, dead trees

  1. I’m excited to read what you have to say about Children of the Sea, but is it awful to say I kind of want to read the treatise on the shonen bromances? 😀

  2. Also, he characters and the events they drive provide a solid skeleton, but the flesh and blood of the book are its vivid, almost living pictures.

    That’s beautifully said.

  3. davidpwelsh says:

    I’ll keep the bromance piece in the hopper, but only if I can follow it up with one on sizzling, sexually charged shojo rivalries.

    And thanks for the kind words!

  4. Your review was lovely and persuasive; as Melinda points out, you did a much better job than I did of explaining what makes Igurashi’s artwork so effective. I hope you inspire more people to read this beautiful series!

  5. I’ll keep the bromance piece in the hopper, but only if I can follow it up with one on sizzling, sexually charged shojo rivalries.

    Well I should hope you would!😀

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