In books or videos or movies, the characters are drawn with very big eyes, usually with Western features even though they are produced in Japan. I have looked at a few books that are produced, comic book style, but read from the right side to left. I have also watched some cartoons produced on TV in the 1990's...but haven't kept up with what's the latest in Anime. Check Wikipedia here for lots more information.
Come on over and join the fun at Sepia Saturday...that's how I got involved in looking at all these folks from all over the world (most of whom post in English for which I'm grateful). Click here, scroll to the bottom where lots of people's names are, and click on each of them in turn. I guarantee you'll chuckle sometime, and if not in looking at the actual posts, don't miss the comments for each one! (There are also comments on Sepia Saturday's page, giving some kind of disclaimer, er, preview, of what each person has posted.) And you are welcome to join the fun and post your own response to the meme!
See you in the funny papers...oops, that will date me! That was said by...
"William Faulkner used the phrase in his 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury (“Ta-ta see you in the funnypaper”), so it must have been widespread by that time." It held a bit of derogatory note to it until it had been used extensively, (by the 1940s) so it would no longer imply that the person being addressed was a bit of a comic himself. But I did feel insulted the first time I heard it in the 50s.