Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bitten, Smitten

The whole inter-generational thing is just so cool, sometimes.

[you can either read the next 2 paragraphs or read this summary and then move to paragraph 3: I have become interested in manga because of my son's interest in it.]

My older son, nine-years, has spent the last year getting more and more interested in Manga. His initial interest was fueled by a presentation at our local library by author/illustrator Mark Crilley. Actually, he'd read the Akiko series last year, went to the presentation this year, and followed it up by checking out book after book of "How to Draw Manga," as well as Manga series.

I am the person who took him to the Mark Crilley presentation. Mark does a great reading. He draws while he gives his life story, then reads from one or more of his books, describing as he goes how he came up with various characters' voices. The kids were totally entertained. I was intrigued. Especially when Mark talked about his new series, Miki Falls.

My son bought the first Miki book a few weeks ago. He read it and recommended it to me. I admit at that point it was a low priority for me. Kid stuff.

But one day last week I picked it up out of curiosity. I got hooked. What is more accessible than comic-style storytelling? It was perfect for 15 minutes of reading before bed.

In that serindipitous way life has, our family found itself at Vault of Midnight for the first time on Sunday (again, elder son was instrumental in this). Manga times ten! And there I stumbled across my next reading project:

That's right. An 8-volume Manga of the life of Buddha. The first volume is on hold for me at the library as I write. I'm so excited.



Blogger Bebu said...

It is very exciting indeed. It's awesome that you are so involved in your children's life. I have a friend who was hooked when we were in High School...maybe I should look into it!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Manga is wonderful ^_^ Its a great interest to share with your kid.

I came across your blog while looking for blogs about the birthing process - I was wondering if you might wanna exchange links. That site is “Birth Injury,” and its URL is

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Drug store no prescription said...

Pain relief generic and brand name drugs

Generic Butalbital drug is a pain reliever and sedative. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and tension headaches. Order discount Generic Butalbital pharmacy online

Generic Ultram drug (Tramadol) is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. It also may be used to treat pain caused by surgery and chronic conditions such as cancer or joint pain. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Order discount tramadol ultram online

Brand Fioticet drug is a combination of acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine is used to relieve tension headaches. Order discount Fioticet pharmacy online

Ultracet pain relief drug - Combination medicines containing opioid analgesics (nar-KOT-ik an-al-JEE-zicks ) such as tramadol (TRA-ma-dole) and acetaminophen (a-seat-a-MIN-oh-fen ) are used to relieve pain. An opioid analgesic and acetaminophen used together may provide better pain relief than either medicine used alone. In some cases, you may get relief with lower doses of each medicine. Order discount Ultracet online

Generic Celebrex drug is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which relieves pain and inflammation (swelling). It is used to treat pain, swelling and stiffness due to arthritis. This drug works by blocking the enzyme in your body that makes prostaglandins. Decreasing prostaglandins helps to reduce pain and swelling. Order discount Generic Celebrex pharmacy online

5:37 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home