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, was one of the most common price tags for manga tankōbon here in Germany when I started this weblog. Together, “The 650-Cent Plague” is meant to reflect my interest in comics and their reception, especially across borders.

About me

I’m a comics scholar and a former 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, BibSonomy, or ORCID. 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.)

2 Comments on “About”

  1. Do you mind if I want to exchange blog link with you? It seems you wrote about manga and comics and they are very interesting.

    My blog is Yahari Bento!!
    In depth analysis in light novel, anime, manga. And some of reviews.


    If you agree, I will paste your blog link to the “Sushi Roll” page. Hope you will reply soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s