Category: picture story
Ghostwriter 4/8: Berlin, You Rock!
After you’ve managed to meet an old friend thanks to a most unlikely coincidence, it makes you think about who or what facilitates these kinds of lucky happenings. It also makes you think about what gets in the way. And why certain things take so much time to actually happen. (hover over the pictures to…
Ghostwriter 3/8: Freelancer Blues
Telling an old friend about yourself can be quite refreshing, like a look at your life through the lens of someone else. (hover over the pictures to read the English translation) Knowing each other for so long makes it all the more funny to watch how things have turned out by now – at least,…
Ghostwriter 2/8: Embrace the Unexpected
When someone calls you by your name in a completely unfamiliar setting, your brain might take some time to process what’s actually going on. This is a kind of situation I couldn’t make up, because it’s so improbable that it just wouldn’t cross my mind: A sudden rain on an otherwise sunny day forces you to…
Ghostwriter 1/8: Work In Progress?
So after some real hard work you’ve got a client assignment practically finished, which makes you all ready to go and kick off your own long time wanted project. (hover over the pictures to read the English translation) Moving on feels energizing until a sudden flush of rain and bad news brings your journey to…
Ghostwriter: Slice of a freelancer’s Life
For manga artists who want to bring their self published books to the Leipzig book fair, doing so is pretty much a matter of chance, as you get a stand exclusively through a lottery win. You apply for a stand in the so-called doujinshi area, and you wait whether they draw your lot or not.…
Tokyo Mosaic #18: Directions.
We already passed the mark of an urban planet: more people are living in cities than on the countryside. If change is to come, it must happen in cities. Yet the common tide is high, and inertia is strong. This episode concludes a chapter that saw Tokyo moving us, through an astonishing spiritual diversity, distinct…
Tokyo Mosaic #17: Chameleon.
While some were right about Tokyo becoming a precious place to me, most were wrong about the specific reasons. The supposed heaven for manga freaks did nothing but make me go away. Ikebukuro was different. It’s not one of the famed neighborhoods, and from what I’ve heard it’s not all too well seen, with its…
Tokyo Mosaic #16: The true reward.
Have you ever seen a concrete ocean falling asleep? To watch that happen on a warm summer night at the Sumida River, indulging in another cheap, super delicious street bento… is just priceless. (tbc)
Tokyo Mosaic #15: Timeless Dance.
With new impulses and ideas flowing in these days, my webcomic gets another dimension to me. It reminds me to take one step after another, not leaving things out. Yesterday, my Japanese tandem partner asked me what my favorite travel was. Right now the answer would be Japan, but that’s a moment in time, and…
Here we go again: Leipzig invites to its famous book fair, and I have joined friends at its ever growing manga section for this weekend to present our new yonkoma anthology. Part of the small book are 10 episodes of my Tokyo Mosaic series, which I was happy to see came out nice in print.…