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I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Always Home

Halfway Home: Drawing My Way Through Japan - Christine Mari Inzer

Another graphic novel travelogue, this time of a 15 year old visiting her grandparents in Japan.  Though Christine Inzer was born in Japan she's spent most of her life in the U.S.  She revisits some favorite places, including a fast food chain called Mosburger, while also visiting cultural sites and observing the culture of her homeland.  

 

It's a fun book, Inzer doesn't mind poking fun at herself as she navigates the train on her own, confronts Japanese toilets and is forced to get up at 5 am for nothing!  I was nice to see how she lovingly draws her own family and notes that her brother wouldn't give her a hug!  Guess he's at that age, the too cool for hugging age.

 

I'm looking forward to seeing more comics from Inzer in the future!