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Comics!

This evening I patronised my local comic book store. It's been ages since I went and I want to buy ALL OF THE THINGS. I have (so far) restricted myself to one comic for me and one as a gift for someone else. (I'm going to go back and buy more stuff for me -- as long as I'm also buying people gifts, it's not being selfish.)

I did however get my headcold germs aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall over the shop. Sorry to anyone who catches it.

Okay, usually I don't buy books in translation when I can avoid it, but HOLY SHIT the intégrales of Locke & Key are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Seriously. This is literally the first time I've wanted to own books not because of the content but because the physical objects themselves are so beautiful.

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bunn
Dec. 6th, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
It's odd : I don't remember anyone predicting that the rise of the internet would result in physical books becoming more beautiful, but it has. I remember lots of 'end of books' predictions but that hasn't happened at all : people still want stuff, not just bytes, but they want it to be more gorgeous to explain its retro stuffness, I suppose!
dhampyresa
Dec. 6th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)
I had an inkling that it might -- pretty soon almost all I was buying was comics and/or illustrated books, ie stuff with a value added by something other that the text -- but I am very pleasantly surprised by it!
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