Tag: urban life
Tokyo Mosaic #6: Urban Pause.
Once again, I’m casting side glances. Once again, I m’ taking the freedom to pause where it might not be appropriate. How long would it take until I’d get into the local mode of permanent rush? Then again, what if only the outsider’s ability to cast side glances unveils what makes a city beautiful? (tbc)…
Tokyo Mosaic #5: Idols and Doramas.
Never trust media images, especially where idols, singers and actors pave every route through the city. Popular actors often make me wonder about the identity behind the facade. Who are those people we appreciate because they best manage to hide their own being in roles that represent everything but themselves? Maybe me not liking Hiroshi…
Tokyo Mosaic #4: Stacked Crossings.
How to find your way in a complex, stacked up urban labyrinth? What guided me was the unshakable resolve to move on, and a hunch of what I didn’t want to miss: atmospheres other people had depicted, written and talked about before. However scary or uncomfortable a place might be, better spots might await close-by.…
Tokyo Mosaic #3: The Urban Way.
Of course, my Tokyo journey was a bit beyond “normal”. No stressful schedule to follow, no utterly packed trains. The freedom to pause, to look around. This is not how I’d be able to move through my own city. It’s the privilege of a traveler who decides to take a calm look at a distant…
Tokyo Mosaic #2: No Rush.
Hot August noon welcomes you with a deafening cicada concert… … and a homeless man chilling in the grass. While I finally return to my friend’s home, where does he go? (tbc) *For this Tokyo comic series I’m going to post new episodes every week. I hope you enjoy, and I’m always curious to read…
Tokyo Mosaic #1: Distant Horizon.
Like it or not, the beauty of a city is a matter of perspective. Are you ready to change your point of view? (tbc) *For this Tokyo comic series I’m going to post new episodes every week. I hope you enjoy, and I’m always curious to read from you.*
Concrete Dreams: Finding Access.
Time flies, things get lost. Memory brings them back to present. I have drawn comics about Tokyo before, but it never felt enough to give justice to its many facets. Let’s delve deeper into the city that never invites, yet somehow attracts: what I started with a few loose impressions as “Concrete Dreaming” becomes now…
Concrete Dreams: Crossroad Encounters.
How do you enter a world whose language you barely speak? Casting silent side glances, I guess… (tbc) *Merry X/Christmas and happy holidays to you all!*
Concrete Dreams: Outsiders.
Sometime summer will return, bringing days of unbearable heat to Tokyo again… Time to slow down, then. Finding your own pace in a literally melting concrete ocean might be a mere survival technique. Beyond that, it provides a kind of freedom no exercice of “fitting in” ever could. (tbc) *Warming up for my new yonkoma…
Concrete Dreams: Tokyo Wandering.
To visit one of the busiest cities of the world with no other purpose than just walking around seems incredibly futile, right? Yet I did it, every single one of my own steps on heated summer asphalt encouraging me to go further. (tbc) *Warming up for my new yonkoma series ‘Tokyo Mosaik’, tribute to a…