Today, I'll introduce you `Yonkoma manga`(a four-frame comic).
Do you know what this is?
Yonkoma manga,a comic-strip format, generally consists of gag comic strips within four panels of equal size ordered from top to bottom. (They also sometimes run right-to-left horizontally or use a hybrid 2x2 style, depending on the layout requirements of the publication in which they appear.) Though the word yonkoma comes from the Japanese, the style also exists outside of Japan in other Asian countries as well as in the English-speaking market.
This is the traditional yonkoma layout. Traditionally, Yonkoma follow a structure known as Kishōtenketsu. This word is a compound formed from the following Chinese characters:
起 Ki: The first panel forms the basis of the story; it sets the scene.
承 Shō: The second panel develops upon the foundation of the story laid down in the first panel.
転 Ten: The third panel is the climax, in which an unforeseen development occurs.
結 Ketsu: The fourth panel is the conclusion, in which the effects of the third panel are seen.
These comic strips appear in almost all types of publications in Japan, including manga magazines, graphic novels, the comics section of newspapers, game magazines, cooking magazines, and so forth.
(I took all of the explanation above from wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonkoma )
Yonkoma manga is wonderful ! It is as funny as normal comic. .http://heppocology.fc2web.com/index.html
This is one of the Yonkoma mangas you can read on the internet. It's really interesting story!! I knew this yonkoma manga from one of my friends. Click `COMIC`, then you can read yonkoma manga. Sorry, it's written in Japanese...But I really recommend you to read this one ＾＾