– It’s Azumanga Medusa! Earlier this week I asked for some manga recommendations. Here’s mine. Azumanga Diaoh is a 4koma strip about the daily life of a group of high school girls. the series was probably my single biggest influence for Modest Medusa (next to Yotsuba, by the same author). I re-read the entire series a few weeks ago while I was sick and was really happy to see that it was just as good as I remembered. You can get the omnibus edition of the complete series on Amazon for less than $20, and most book stores or libraries should have a copy. There’s also an anime, but the manga is better.
Anyway, here’s Medusa dressed up in the school uniform for the series and wearing a “dad hat”. I’m such a big fan of Azumanga Daioh that early in the development of Modest Medusa I considered having Modest and Marah visit Japan and spend a term going to school with the characters from the series! Azumanga Medusa is the sticker of the month for Patreon backers. You can check out my Patreon page for more info!
– I’ll be at Sakuracon in Seattle next week. Find me at booth SP10 with Jaymz Bernard and Brian Wolf!
That sounds about right.
I read that! I got the big book at a used book sale, it was delightful!
The anime was ok, but if you’ve read the book you know all the jokes & twists of words & stuff, there’s no surprises. Which was half the comedy value in the 4-koma.
Cute girls doing cute things, tough to beat that, eh?
I feel like the anime also lacks the excellent pacing of the manga. It’s tough to reproduce what the manga does so well in a 4 panel format in animation.
AH, AI WISH AI WUR AH BURD
Why am I not surprised to see that Yotsuba influenced this series? Heck, both Yotsuba and Modest have green hair with four protrusions!
You are awesome!
This crossover makes perfect sense to me!
Why is modest looking so much younger now? Look in the top left hand corner and compare.
It’s just the way that I draw her has changed over the years. I think she looks more like a 6 year old now. In the older strips she was often skinny and looked like she was 9-10.
And now, submitted for your enjoyment, Raspberry Heaven:
I bet the manga author would love your strip, too. 🙂