26 September 2009

Arabesque Zine

Preorders for the otome (maiden) aesthetics zine Arabesque have started! I contributed a lot to this zine with the cover design, layout, and illustrations. There are lots of really interesting articles in it with fashion illustrations and photoshoots. There are even colour pages! We are being a little mysterious with the content right now but will probably reveal more as the book gets printed and assembled. :-) I am going to handle the handbinding for each copy. I hope that it does well so that we may produce another issue for summer 2010 that is even more gorgeous than this one. <3



We've been planning this since July last year and now I can't believe this is finally going to be a reality. It started out with some wishful thinking by my friend Rinna, and we decided to organize and get a zine done. For this zine we have 16 international contributors. :D

Please check it out. Thanks for your support! We will debut the book at Canzine in Toronto this November 1st.

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24 September 2009

2009/09/24 - Jirou

Yesterday I went out for lunch and didn't realize that the leaves were turning colour until that day. It was very beautiful. Autumn is already here upon us. Can you believe it? A year has passed since I decided to draw more comics.

A few days ago I finished the pencils for OSCP4. It is something like 95 pages. I wonder if how many pages I will have to throw away and whether what I have right now makes any sense at all or not. Comics take so long to do yet they are so easy to read quickly. What takes me several months to produce probably only takes an hour to read at most. How long will it take me to ink all this?! D:


I scanned in and started inking parts of the first page today. Here is a part of a panel. I'm kind of out of practice. Already I feel that the drawing is going to superior to OSCP3 in so many ways. I can't even look at OSCP3 without cringing or thinking about how I would draw a certain thing different. If I start a new comic project someday I want to try doing it in a different style.

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15 September 2009

2009/09/15 - Arabesque Profile


Profile I drew for the Arabesque zine. Not really accurate I suppose but recently I've been drawing this kind of illustration.

There are many things left to do in terms of illustration and layout!  Hopefully the first issue will be done by the end of September.  Show debut will be at Canzine this November 1st, but of course you can order online before that. We will have actual colour pages! *gasp* It is more aesthetics orientated, and I didn't have a lot of time to do any comics but there are illustrations and lots of interesting articles. Please look forward to it. :-)

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13 September 2009

2009/09/13 - Cute sketches

If I drew comics like this, it would make my life easier:

Somehow this reminds me of Sazae-san.

In other news, my drawing in general has gotten much, much better:

This does not happen in the comic, BTW. Ha ha ha- don't you wish it would? >:D
My drawing has gotten better but it has also become more cuter and rounder. D:

Working on the manuscript of OSCP4 and finishing the layout for Arabesque. There are a lot of little knick-knack things to worry about.

The zine should be finished sometime at the end of September. :D

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