Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Manga: Arriving soon at a newspaper near you

AP reports:

I wonder if the comic strips will have to be read from right to left?

"Doonesbury" and "Peanuts," make way for "manga." Come January, the Sunday funnies of several major North American newspapers will have doe-eyed women in frilly outfits, effeminate long-haired heroes and other trademark images of the Japanese comic style.

The reason? Newspaper editors want to attract more young readers. A study released earlier this year by the Carnegie Corporation put the age of newspaper readers at 53 and climbing hardly a recipe for circulation growth.

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