I Learned Something From a Comic (Again)

“How come boys have buttons on one side and girls have buttons on the other side?”

What a great question.

I’ve often wondered why this is so as well. Although, I’d never considered researching it myself. Who knew that I’d finally discover that answer while reading a comic book?

It seems you really do learn something every day.

I think we are so far removed from previous eras that I find it difficult to imagine having someone else help me to get dressed. I also can’t imagine carrying a weapon of any kind with me. It makes me thankfully that I live in this day and age.

The above panels are from the excellent series Y: The Last Man. It’s a great comic and definitely a Recommended Read. 
There are two more graphic novels left for me to read in this series. I’m really enjoying the story. And so far, it has taught me about proposals and now tailoring. Wow! Who knew comics could be so educational? 

2 Comments on I Learned Something From a Comic (Again)

  1. Hi Chase .. love the comic and the teaching – so often we don't these whys – loved knowing that – and makes obvious sense!

    Re the clothes .. another thing we forget – all the paraphernalia they wore .. let alone the sword or weapon they had to carry.

    It does seem an excellent series .. especially as you're learning so much – including tailoring and proposals ..

    We often don't realise we're being taught things by looking at art – do we! Have a great Sunday .. Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    Art is pretty powerful isn't it?

    People sometimes think comics are mindless dribble. However, comics are a lot like films. Some are good and some are bad. But they can be powerfully written, stylish, and a great way to spend an afternoon.

    I hope you have a great Sunday too! Thanks!

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