She enjoyed them as a reader.
But she's also a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, so she found an academic interest too.
Now she's combining her personal and academic interests in an exhibit at MCAD.
It's called "Shojo Manga! Girl Power! East and West."
It looks at the evolution of Japanese comics as publishers tried to develop a female readership.
When Frenchy Lunning took Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr on a tour, she began with some definitions......