here's a little story: Back on 98 I was nuts for a manga called Dragon half, by Ryusuke Mita. The design at the end was awesome, and at the beggining was so-so. In fact, the characters don't look alike if you compare the first volumes to the last. I had a schoolmate and she never EVER read anything with bad art (Kimagure sucked to her, but Video Girl Ai was the greatest). We used to fight about it, because some manga she liked was pretty, but dull. Once she said to me "look, this may not be good literature, but look at the cute drawings!", and I said "OK, cute, but boring". She said then "Well, then go read a book", and I replied "I'd of course read a good book over a bad comic. Drawings are an accessory. It's character-story-art!".
Might not be related to my pwnage, but she sucked my cock that day.