This ad introduced me to a new term: “cosplay.” That’s “costumes” + “play” – its devotees enjoy dressing up like anime or video game characters, or maybe unicorn princesses. The Japanese text in the balloon, if I got it right, says “May I have a tissue?” or “Tissue?”
“Lustlab Ad of the Week” is a comic adaptation of one of the week’s kinky personal ads in Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger, and I post them here every Wednesday. See it on their site here. The “Lustlab Ad of the Week” book collection is scheduled to be released with Fantagraphics in early 2008.