Reading all sorts of comics

Inspirations Making it happen Richard Sakai Works of Stan Sakai His method Influence as a youth Manga vs. Comics Reading all sorts of comics Family’s acceptance Styles and influences Culture as a child Cultural influences

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Like I said, I grew up reading American comics and manga when I was a kid in Hawaii but I did not discover European comics until college. And that really opened the doors for me. American comics are pretty much for kids or teens at the most. European comics, everyone reads it. They have Asterix for everyone, they have more adult titles, they have a wide range. So does Japanese manga. But European comics at that time for me was very innovative. The works of Moebius or Herman. When I discovered them, it was like a new window opened up for me.

Date: September 28, 2010
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Lynn Yamasaki, Maria Kwong
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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