Keeping up with my new years promise to read things I wouldn’t usually pick up, I decided to read Manga. I doodle a little myself, and since I like action/adventure I figured it’d be a perfect pick.
And I tried, I really did. I even decided to spend two months on it, and tried out various Manga books but it didn’t matter which one I picked up, it just didn’t work for me. My eyes got stuck on the beauty of some of the drawings, so I lost focus on the story and then I found it annoying to get back into it. When I didn’t like the drawings, I found the format difficult. I tried to blame it on the fact that I’ve left my teenage years somewhat behind, but since my brother-in-law (who has left his teenage years equally far behind) actually enjoys it – I have to conclude that it’s… me.
Sometimes you just have to cut your losses, and move on, so now I’m reading an autobiography instead. And like it a LOT, more on that once I’m done.
Also – I decided to draw some manga and in case you’ve never tried; let me tell you – it is really hard. It might look like simple lines and shadows, but the simplicity is deceptive and I’ll have to practice a lot more before I can stop calling my feeble attempts cartoons and start calling it manga (if ever). Will post some of my stuff later, mostly for your amusement…
Now I’ll return to my next story, the one about Mary