Monday, March 3, 2008

Oooh, Business Manga.

What most Americans know of manga, those stylized Japanese comics, is that the stories are fantastical, edgy, and defiantly indifferent to most anyone past a certain age. Now, though, comes word that manga is starting to go all adult and practical on us: The first business comic book is on its way. It's called The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need, and it's written by Daniel H. Pink, the author of two trend-setting books about the workplace, Free Agent Nation and A Whole New Mind.

Of course, I'm skeptical. Ameircan businessmen don't want manga tutorials. They want crossfit and xbox and the Jack Welch biography. But you know, Johnny Bunko is kind of cute in that scared "bottom" kind of way. And get this. His spiritual guide is a business advisor named Diana that spirits out of a pair of chopsticks. Whoooooooo.

Thanks for the head's up Tanya.

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