I did enjoy it.I loved the pie and nice stadium cuppa,and watching football in freezing temperature.I felt like being in the heart of the hardcore UK culture.
We agreed upon the sketch No.1.
Volunteer bases I stayed with
I am talking about the volunteers who started The Japan Car Sharing Association in this port town called Ishinomaki which were devastated by the Tsunami.The numerous cars were lost and the survivors struggle with the lack of transport.
Something to remind ourselves that so much of our modern life style rely on cars.
This is the biggest event for the small press field in the UK scene.It's still small compared to the ones in France and Japan but I was surprised how comic books and graphic novels are gradually recoganised in the UK.It was unthinkable when I was in art colleges 10-15 years ago. I quickly made a small 16page booklet for the event and sold quite well.Good result for the first comer.
Here is the first episode.
The third and forth episode to follow in which I talk about 2011's tsunami, earthquake and nuclear accident in Japan.I am very grateful for the editor who gave me the opportunity and I am getting more and more interested in comic strips which take on the current issues/actual events.
My pages are the 3rd one from the top.The title is called 'Alice in Edinburgh', about a Japanese girl who just moved to Edinburgh and encounters strange things in the city.It's only available in Japanese. More episodes to come along with the 2nd and 3rd issue of KUE(9) magazines.