Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Comiket 2011 Winter 東京漫畫展2011

I was curious how Comiket, the most major amateur comic event in Japan, was like. So I brought my friend down to check out together. When we reached Tokyo Big Sight at 3pm, there was no que at all, but the doujinshi (amateur comics) artists were already starting to pack up. I guess the ideal time would be between 12-2pm. Cosplayers can be seen all over the place.

It was an eye-opener on the immense popularity and number of works that are either hentai (boy-girl), yaoi (boy-boy) or girl-girl. There were hardly any works that has no big-eye characters or with a significantly different style. There were also extremely long que of guys queuing up for some kind of anime girl concert or event. Doujinshi booths were mainly selling notebook thin comics for 200~600yen and postcards. Commercial booths were selling more variety of merchandizes with cute girls, ready to pose with male fans. I think if you're an unknown artist like me, it would be very difficult to sell your work in this competitive environment.

Conclusion: I enjoyed San Diego's Comi-con more than Comiket because Comi-con has more variety of styles and merchandizes to look at. I was originally thinking of setting up a booth at Comiket, but it seems like the crowd is mainly into sexy anime girls or pretty boys kissing each other.... ...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea

Finally after staying in Tokyo for 19 months, I have the time and companions to go Disneyland and DisneySea together!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas! 聖誕快樂!

To my dear readers and friends, thank you for your support and hope you'll have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

[092] Optimism despite defeat 失敗也樂觀

I submitted my short story comic to a Japanese publisher back in 2007. Although I got a grade "B" for it, they were kind to return my manuscript along with comments and freebies such as papers and pen nibs. So nice of them :)

Friday, December 2, 2011


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