Graphic Fiction by
from the Japanese
This story is an excerpt from one of the most most popular manga series of all time, Black Jack.
Japanese books are meant to be read from right to left, so begin reading in the top right-hand corner (where the old man is pouring tea.) Then, read the panels from right to left, drop down to the next row and repeat. —Editors
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Modus operandi or “mode of operation,” a term used to describe criminals' methods.
The death of body tissue from disease, injury, or lack of blood supply.
A small magnifying glass.
First published in English in Words Without Borders' February 2009 issue: The Graphic World, Part III: (Worth) Ten Thousand Words.