…in a piece on foreign graphic novels:
Americans don’t buy a lot of foreign novels, but go to any neighborhood bookstore and you’ll find whole shelves devoted to international comics.
The trend began with Manga, illustrated comic serials from Japan, which feature big-eyed, heavily stylized characters. Milton Griepp, who publishes the online comics trade journal ICv2, says that more than 1,500 different Manga titles were published in the U.S. last year. That’s a 25-percent rise over the year before.