Friday, July 19, 2019

Comics: Multi-tasking

Sorry there were no updates on Monday because my home internet broke down and there is no Blogger App!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Comics: Plastic Free July

I seldom draw comics with social messages these days but plastic is an issue I’ve always been concerned about. I believe the usage of plastic bottles can also be decreased by restaurants like offering the option of boiled or filtered tap water. 🥛

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

Yoga Comics: Engaging the Tummy

Another yoga Instagram account was sharing my old work so I suddenly gain a lot of followers. Since my health is getting better now (and my tummy size is getting bigger), I will be trying to go for more yoga classes and do more comics based on my practice again, hope you all will like it!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Comics: Before and After Going to Japan

Diagonal-crossing is also known as x-crossing. So after you have been to Shibuya crossing, all diagonal-crossings are going to be called "Shibuya-crossing" regardless of being in Japan or not.

You'll also get to train your muscles because there's a lot of stairs, not many escalators and lifts in Japan! So imagine all the luggage you have to carry up and down while transiting to airport to train stations and in-between hotels...

P.S. This is the last of the Japan series! Posting 2 comics this week to make up for the missing strips during my break last month :)

Monday, May 13, 2019

Comics: How you know a book author had passed by

It's time to do this again! If you happen to see my books please help me to flip too, thanks! :P

Monday, May 6, 2019

Book Launch and Signing at Kinokuniya, Takashimaya Singapore (4 May 2019)

It was great to be back at Kinokuniya again. They had been hosting all my book launches these past 5 years.

Initially I had a presentation showing some slides about the making of the book, but because I brought a no-brand adapter to try out with my iPad, it failed to work on that day. But nevertheless since I only planned to talk for max. 10min (it cannot be too long because there's still a demo, Q&A and book signing back to back with another artist), so I already prepared another version without the slides in case the adapter didn't work. But you bet I will be bringing my thumb drive and purchasing Apple-original adapters if it is a 30min long talk session!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Comics: Away for next 2 weeks

Hi everybody, I'm going to Japan again! This time I will be visiting Akita, Aomori and Sapporo to catch the sakura cherry blossoms and squeeze with the domestic crowd during Golden Week (=_=;)

Hence there will be no new comics for the next 2 weeks. But you can catch what I'm doing on my Instagram account @evacomics ;)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Comics: Types of Map Readers

So which kind are you? I'm The Compass when I travel alone and become Parasite when I travel with someone!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Comics: The Great Exchange

Travel is basically traveling from a country that you are sick of, to another country whom their locals are sick of :P

Monday, February 25, 2019

Comics: Worst Case Scenario

Art materials are so expensive... and my Cintiq 24HD adapter just broke down and I'm waiting for replacement stock to arrive, which may take weeks because it's an old 2014 model.

I haven't been traveling for more than a year now and I'm finally going for my holiday to Taipei on Tuesday ! I'll be helping my friend tear down her exhibition and stay at her place while I wander around to search for new inspirations (I'm running out of good ideas to draw btw *SWEAT*). If any of you have any good ideas please let me know! Hopefully the new adapter will arrive when I return next week...

Monday, February 11, 2019

Comics: Women's Mystery 3

I guess that's also why we sometimes complain that we have nothing (else) to wear...

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

2017 was a busy year for me as I was selling my comic books, chasing back some payments and giving free public talks almost every month. Then came making of my 4th book in 2018 that I had high hopes for as it will be first time my book will be sold in the US and Japanese bookstores. I was stressed at finishing the book on time so I can take on other projects for income. Unfortunately, my friend who was doing my accounts billed me an exorbitant price without doing a good job and caused me much stress financially. Obviously, we are no longer friends.

So after I was done with the manuscript, I took in many projects and worked almost everyday. Everything seemed fine until my new editor came back in Sep with many changes to the book. My previous editor had ignored the rough sketches I sent in, so I thought everything was ok even though they weren’t. It became more time consuming to make changes to a finished manuscript than fixing it from the start. But there was no choice as I wanted the book to sell well so I did all the changes my new editor requested.

But after more than 3 months of constant editing and working on my commissioned work at the same time, I strained my upper back. It has affected my shoulders, arms, neck and head. I have vertigo when lying down and there is numbness in my fingers. I am undergoing traditional Chinese medicine treatment now, which may take some months, and I am cutting down on my drawing hours. My hope is that my new book which will be released in 2019 (don’t know when yet) will sell a lot so my injury is worth it. Hopefully 2019 will be a year when our hard work paid off. Happy New Year!

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