Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August 2013 Desktop Wallpaper for Download

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This month's theme is the Hanabi (Fireworks) Festival that is held all over in Japan from late July till early August!

Edit: My wallpaper is selected again at Smashing Magazine!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Japanese timely service

Customer service in Japan comics
I'm very impressed that the Japanese delivery man or repair man always come on time, well, most of the time! Really good service in Japan!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Maid Cafe with two old maids at Akihabara Maidcafe Pinafore

Maid cafe Akihabara Maidcafe Pinafore
Well you'd heard of guys going to maid cafe and couples going to maid cafe, so I thought I'd write something special, like... "two old maids going to a maid cafe" instead... ...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer wear in Tokyo and Singapore

During summer, many pharmacies and shops would start to sell UV-cut products like leggings, gloves, hats, stoles and even portable fans and cooling sprays. I tried their UV-cut cool leggings to cover my ugly turnips but alas, I still feel HOT!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival

My friend and I visited a Tanabata Festival at Kanagawa prefecture to experience how Japanese celebrate this festival on 7th July (Sun). Chinese don't really celebrate this even though it originated from a Chinese myth, so I was curious how Japanese adapted this festival into their own. This place was quite far, a 100min ride from Shinjuku area.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Thank you everyone for your feedback & encouragement

Actually, I wrote the previous post to document my journey towards my dream in case I forget the tiny details in the future. I never expected my readers to be interested to read the lengthy post and feedback. Yes, you all surprised me, so a big THANK YOU to you all!  (≧ε≦  ) And yes, I do take down all the feedback to plan out my first comic book to be published in 2013 or 2014!

However, as you know, I'm doing all work myself so it will take some time to develop Evacomics more. But here's what to expect this week:

  • Mon: Weekly comic update (not cultural comparison this time, taking a short break from comparing)
  • Tue: Tanabata Festival blog article!

*Picture above is a print out for another comic competition that I submitted last month, even though the chances of winning is near zero. I just can't stop giving up... damn.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Trying to pitch Evacomics at the Tokyo International Book Fair

One of my professors recommended me to work for a company that he know well so he said that I should do a media kit to pitch my work. Embarrassed that I don't know what is a media kit, I quietly returned home to google about it. To my amazement, it is a booklet (sometimes with CD-rom) that explains what the company or individual do, including profile, reader demographics, work samples, etc. Basically the media kit/press kit helps the individual or company to pitch their services to another business (B2B). It's strange that art and design schools didn't teach this and I had to know this from a business school professor.

I know the best software to design a booklet is Adobe InDesign, but I'd never use it before and I think it's about time I learn how to use it. So I searched youtube for a tutorial and picked it up within 30mins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaY3jWktT0w .Thanks Terry White and Youtube! So I rushed this booklet out within a week and printed it out at a nearby printer (200gsm cover paper, 110gsm inside paper 900yen/booklet ....OUCH!). I printed only 3 copies in time to pass it to my professor's contact. Then another professor told me that I could also go to the Tokyo International Book Fair to pitch my work to publishers. So well, since I already got the file, why not? So I printed another 10 copies (110gsm this time, 700yen/booklet...still OUCH!)


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