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French writer illustrator Charles Berberian
French writer illustrator Charles Berberian

Foreign comics find a path to American readers

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Americans don't buy a lot of foreign novels, even in the summer when books are considered a beach accessory. But go to most bookstores these days and you'll find whole shelves devoted to international comics. From Japanese Manga to European art comics, graphic novels from overseas are pushing into the mainstream. Our reporter Brian Mann has been a comic collector for years. So he decided to find out why these foreign books are so popular.

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