Another webcomic I enjoy reading, “Life In Japan” by Victor Edison, is coming to an end (or going on an extended hiatus for a while). This comic is a charming, light-hearted read, a bit like Sazae-San or The Family Circus, so it provides a nice contrast to my wretched tales of misery and depravity. If you want to see the nicer side of Japan, explore the archives here:
I recently read “Dark Horizon” by my pal, the fellow Tokyo-based comic guy Brian Reyes. It’s a hilarious parody of “New Horizon”, an English textbook that’s been used in Japanese school for decades. The book is laugh-out-loud funny and has been quite the hit in Japan. It must be cathartic read for ex-students after all those years of boring homework.
Brian’s apparently working on a second volume, so I’m looking forward to that, too.
Hello! I’ve contributed a strip to the anthology “Cringe: An Anthology of Embarrassment”, featuring lots of brilliant comics by top international artists. If you have a thirst for more of the usual awkward and embarrassing antics I write about, have a look at the Kickstarter page and snap up a copy while they’re going hot:
Comic artist Kevin Kilgore recently sent me a copy of Pair Tree, an anthology mini-comic by expats in South Korea. It’s interesting to see how their experiences compare to life in Japan. Lots of good stuff in there, including an appearance by Kilgore’s Ddong Man. Try and get hold of a copy!
I’ve done a guest strip on DdongDogs , a joint comic by the prolific comic artists Kevin Kilgore in Korea and Adam Pasion in Japan, in which they ping-pong questions back and forth to each other about their respective adopted countries and answer in comic strip form. There are lots of interesting and funny strips on there, so check it out!