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Comics: No kidding

Guest blogger and journalist Jehan Mohd contemplates a misunderstood genre of literary delights


My love affair with comics began at a tender age — so young that I cannot recall exactly when I picked up my first comic book. 

I do, however, remember what it started with — Archie Comics.


My two elder sisters were also fans of the series and a trip to the bookshop or a book fair would usually include the purchase of a comic book (or two, or three).
I also read other comic titles such as Bananaman, Garfield, Asterix, Tintin, Beano — later Calvin and Hobbes, which also became a firm favourite — and whatever comic strips were in the newspapers but I still ended up going back to Archieat the end of the day.
As an adult, however, the affair with the comic book world became more of a guilty pleasure because, after all, “it’s kiddie stuff”.
Like many others, I thought that comics consisted of Archieand superhero stories — and a few other smaller titles that came out in the papers.
That is, until…

Life is like this in Sri Lanka

I am posting more pictures of my trip to Sri Lanka as promised. Enjoy!