Tuesday, January 28, 2014

February 2014 Desktop Wallpaper for Download

With calendar:
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Without calendar: 
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Chinese New Year is the most celebrated festival for Chinese all over the world. It falls on 31st Jan this year and we continue to celebrate it for 15 days. My design is based on the traditional Chinese character of the Horse in a shape of a galloping horse with my Evacomics characters riding on it. Red was chosen as the background colour to symbolise prosperity and good luck based on Chinese customs. Wishing everyone a great Horse year!

More wallpapers from Smashing Magazine here!

Monday, January 27, 2014

[Comics] Size of the apartment in Japan and elsewhere

I used to do work out almost everyday in my tiny studio in Tokyo but ever since I move back home, my work out has become mopping the floor, thanks to the strong wind and dust here!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sunflower Festival at Ibaraki in early September

Sunflower Festival at Ibaraki chikusei tohoku yae japan
I know it is late January but it is never too late to share with you my beautiful sunflower photos taken back at 6th of September last year :P

Monday, January 20, 2014

The case of the invisible driver (or commuter)

We are pretty much programmed to just get into the bus, tap our cards and dash in to look for a seat. But in Japan, drivers always give you a bow and a greeting to thank us for commuting with them. It was so uneasy for me at first to acknowledge the driver and bow back.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Evacomics on local Chinese newspaper Zaobao

I was on Singapore local Chinese newspaper "联合早报"(Zaobao) today!!! :)
The news article is a copyrighted material, so I will just talk about the article briefly. To read more, please buy a hardcopy or subscribe to Zaobao at http://www.zaobao.com.sg ;)

xxx
Translated brief:

Evangeline Neo, a local Singaporean illustrator had recently gained popularity on the internet with Evacomics series that talks about the cultural differences between Singapore, Japan and US. Her comics are updated every Monday and her Facebook had gained 19,600 likes since its establishment in 2010.

She was aspired to become a cartoonist since young and was inspired by Japanese anime and manga. She even spent a year preparing a short story comic to enter into a comic competition held by Kodansha, Japan. Although she was selected for the initial round, she did not win the award in the end. (Blog post back then here). She started drawing webcomics in Chinese on wretch.cc (a Taiwanese blogging platform) after graduating from her art university in US (2007), in hope that she can become like Wan Wan, a Taiwanese webcomics artist who became extremely popular, and publish a book.

Her style is a hybrid kind of style. When she showed her work to Japanese, they said it looked like western style but when she showed it to her American friends, they think it looked like Japanese manga style.

Her future plan is to look for publishers to publish her book and work with Japanese businesses.

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Special thanks to Zaobao reporter 陈宇昕 (Tan Yu Xin) and photographer 李白娟 for the article.
Also special thanks to Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) for linking me up with the papers.
And of course many thanks to Chua Sii Inn, student reporter from NYP, who interviewed me for NYP's blog that started it. It's good to be an alumni :)

You can find my CV including education and work experience at LinkedIn.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Buying fruits at Japanese supermarkets

I am pretty sure only Japanese put a bunch of background and history to their produce… or maybe I'm wrong?

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