What could they possibly have got FINED for? I never heard about this little tidbit.
Also, OP, if you want a few suggestions based on art style, I'd suggest the following two series:
Hellsing (manga and ovas) - has a very exaggerated, over-the-top western comic feel to its artstyle. The story is also absolutely batshit, but its okay, because the entire series doesn't take itself seriously enough for that to matter, its SUPPOSED to be batshit insane.
Berserk - honestly I'd tell you to just start reading right now, but watching it first can't hurt. Also quite western in its art direction, but also its story telling and general atmosphere. I'm personally amazed a native Asian can capture western fantasy quite like Berserk's mangaka does. As for the story, its...kind of like Stephen King's The Dark Tower, just very barely.