Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Just a quick note to say I will be at the 2D Comics Festival in Derry next weekend! Read all about it at www.2dfestival.com. Very excited about this one as it sounds like a really fun event, and there's a ludicrous line-up of stellar comics artists going along for me to be act awkward and intimidated around. Hooray! I shall be doing some workshops and stuff and, y'know, just hanging around drawing robots and stuff really. Do come along and say hello if you're in the area!
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Phew! It's been too long, sorry. Anyway, here is H's pic in the A-Z of Awesome Japan!
- Hagakure or The Book of the Samurai is a practical guidebook on the Way of the Samurai written in the eighteenth century by ex-Samurai turned Buddhist monk Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It contains much moral guidance and information on honourable behaviour, preparedness for death, and the killing of one's enemies. It also advises samurai to always carry a little powdered rouge up their sleeves, for covering up the effects of a hangover. I read it several years ago, and that image has stayed with me. Hence this drawing!
- I wrote a review of Hagakure on our old blog Unified Review Theory, which you can read here.
Actually come to think of it, I was once inebriated in an Izakaya. Maybe I should just draw that.