Seems like you guys aren't used to japanese standards. You always read (in order of precedence) from top to bottom and right to left, no exceptions. The strips follow the classical yon-koma style (although they aren't 4 panels), and so that's how one should read them. You may say they would probably make more sense if the comics were consecutive strips rather than columns, but the thing is, in japan, they are consecutive strips
already and make sense that way.