Hello! I haven’t posted any strips for a while, because I’ve been preoccupied with other projects, but I will be posting a new strip this month. Here’s a taster:
In the meantime, don’t forget the Little in Japan book is available on Amazon (or, if you’re in Japan, you can order it directly from me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s been getting some nice reviews on Amazon.
Last month I went to kaigai Manga Fest, an enormous international comics event at Tokyo Big Site in Odaiba, where I shifted a few copies of the book, and met lots of cool cartoonists, writers, and publishers. I even met the AV idol, Hitomi Tanaka there, and gave her a copy of the book. I’m not sure if she’ll make any sense of it, though!
The Little in Japan book is out now.
The book collects all the stories so far, with a few new pages thrown in. It’s on sale as a 100-page paperback, or as a Kindle e-book.
“Big in Japan” – Despite the cliche, not every westerner who arrives in Japan is greeted with immediate and massive success. For every overnight star who hits the big time in Tokyo, there are countless ordinary slobs floundering in the suburbs, teaching English. This comic is about one such person. Dave Barker is a bumbling ex-pat who loves Japan, and in order to stay must reluctantly teach people how to communicate in English, despite having inept conversational skills himself. Follow Dave as he tries to get by but fails at every turn, inadvertently offends Japanese sensibilities, and just generally makes a fool of himself.
Little in Japan is available on all the Amazon sites internationally:
Also, if you’re in Japan, you can get a signed copy from me by Paypalling ¥1300 (and your mailing address) to email@example.com
Thank you to those who read “In the Crapper” by me, Chris Carlier. It seems to go down well, considering it’s about a miserable bathroom attendant! It’s now also available on Birdcage Bottom Books, and Forbidden Planet. It got a nice review on Optical Sloth, who called it “darkly hilarious”.
Here’s that clip of me pimping my wares on German TV for those who speak German (I pop up at about 6:30).
I appear a few times throughout the season apparently, as a self-proclaimed expert (or insufferable windbag) talking about Japan.
Here’s another clip me waxing lyrical about gokons.