Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Japan Manga Diary, 2006

I was talking to some people at Caption - which I really am going to blog about properly one of these days - last weekend, and I mentioned this strip I drew for NEO magazine back in 2006, about a trip Di and I took to Japan. Anyway, it occurred to me that it's not on my website or anything, so I reproduce it here for posterity. The idea was to do a mix of 'humourous travel writing' with some actual vaguely useful bits of information. But, you know, as a comic.

I'm afraid that the lettering is at the lower end of legibile-size in this reproduction, but hopefully you should get the gist.

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...ah, that takes me back. I remember staying up all night to finish this off for deadline - you can maybe see it gets a little rushed towards the end there. And this was back when I had a proper job in the daytime and everything. I seem to recall not being particularly useful the next day.

Anyway, there you go. I'd love to do more stuff like this. Look for the book-length blockbuster sequel, coming - well, whenever we can afford to go on holiday again.

So, not for a while.

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