About this weblog
On the one hand, the title of this weblog refers to the phrase “the ten-cent plague” (as in David Hajdu’s book) and the moral panic about American comic books in the 1950s. On the other hand, 650 (euro)cent, or €6.50, is one of the most common price tags for manga tankōbon here in Germany. Together, “The 650-Cent Plague” is meant to reflect my interest in comics and their reception, especially across borders.
I’m a comics scholar and a PhD student in Art History at
Universität des Saarlandes Heidelberg University. All of the essays I have published so far are available online – see my list of publications at Zotero or Mendeley. I also maintain a website to document stencil graffiti in Freiburg, Germany. (I’m also a librarian. If that’s what you’re interested in, feel free to follow me on Twitter instead.)