My second year here at Highlands I met a student who was "Gothic," or at least thats what she referred to herself as. She was obessed with south park and black make-up. One day I was walking to class and just so happened to run into her. She was trying to find a class, I ask her if she needed help and her exact words were "Hell Yeah!" I noticed a tattoo of cardman on her arm. I was surprised that she actually enjoyed South Park. She asked me if I was into any cool cartoons. I told her not so much. She then invited me to watch a couple of South Park movies with her and some friends. So I excepted the offer just have an open mind. As I walked into her room I notice she had a collection of comic books, but these were no ordinary super hero comics. I reached to pick one up to see the title because I had never seen a cover so graphic in a comic. The title of the comic was "Johnny The Homicidal Maniac." I then was very curious to see what it was about. So I asked if I could read it, she then gave me a few to read. I started to read the comic and it was interesting. It was about a guy name Johnny who had all these voices in his head telling him what to do and he starts killing people, and is always considering suicide. In the comic I realized that there was much more to comics then I had imagine. There are so many people who relate to this comic. The girl I had meet that day, then told me that she loved those comics because she relates to them and that she too, has considered suicide many times. She was a recovering self mutilator (cutter).
Like Scott McCloud in Chapter One, I two was one of the many people who thought comics were a waste of time, and thought all had no important points or facts. So when I found out that comics do play a significant role in society, I changed my propective, and have had an open mind to anything I see. Comics are not just for laughs, many comics share an importance in this world. Whether its polictical, social, health, etc. its the truth many do not wish to hear.