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    Question Meaning of "you can get things like a bead of sweat on someone's forehead"

    Hello,
    Could you please advise me on the meaning of 11th paragraph
    of a BBC article "making a comic book"

    Whole article can be found here.
    BBC News - Comic book styles from around the world

    On the 11th paragraph, it says
    "Because they (Japanese comics) are so long, you can get things like a bead of sweat
    on someone's forehead moving downwards over three pages
    ," adds Pilcher.

    Can I understand the red coloured part says:
    "Because Japanese comics are so long, you have to read three pages very quick" ?

    I'll be grateful if you could explain the context of this part.

    Thank you in advance,
    Chebu

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    Re: Meaning of "you can get things like a bead of sweat on someone's forehead"

    Dear Gillnetter

    Thank you so much for your quick and kind advice!

    So, now I understand the sentence "Because they (Japanese comics) are so long, you can get things like a bead of ..." is an example to express how long and detailed-even too long and too detailed- the Japanese comics are.
    Am I right?

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    Re: Meaning of "you can get things like a bead of sweat on someone's forehead"

    Dear Gillnetter

    I see. Thank you for all of your assistance!

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