As has often been the case lately, this week was all about work for me. And by “work,” I don’t mean the self-assigned variety like running Manga Bookshelf. I’m talking about the work that forces me out of the house daily, actually pays my bills, and occasionally stretches my mind and body to the limit.
Whenever I ponder “work” and manga at the same time, my thoughts tend to wander to David and his particular love for workplace manga. They also wanders to Suppli, one of the few manga about a woman in the workplace I can think of that’s been translated (partially) into English. So for this week’s Saturday Spotlight, I shall combine the two together, by pointing you to David’s article on Suppli, originally published for his “Flipped” column at The Comics Reporter, and later reprinted at The Manga Curmudgeon.
Fellow office ladies everywhere, please enjoy David’s thoughts on Suppli.
Travis saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 1:25 am
Kimi wa Pet had a pretty strong office focus, didn’t it?
I agree that there’s not enough, though. I really love school & workplace manga, and even with school manga, there’s not a lot released in English that’s realistic. They tend to be those fantasy ones where it’s set at a quirky private school with all sorts of weird customs and such (or they’re ones where the characters are school aged, but spend almost no time actually at school). I just like reading stuff that shows how people live their lives in other countries!