November Events in Tokyo!

In November I’ll be in Tokyo and exhibiting at two comic events with Matt Loux! Tokyo friends: please come and say hello!

11/23 10:00-17:00 Brave and the Bold

Venue: Cotton Commercial Center 4F 
Ticket: 2500yen 
Ticket information: Only the same day tickets will be on sale. 

Location: Mensho Kaikan 4th Floor
(8-10 Nihonbashi Tomizawa-cho, Chuo-ku,Tokyo.)

11/25 11:00-16:00 Tokyo International Comic Festival

In COMITIA 126 Tokyo Big Sight 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063

To enter COMITIA 126, please buy a TIA'S MAGAZINE as an entrance ticket. TIA'S MAGAZINE are available in book stores (1,300 yen) and also at the COMITIA 126 Entrance. (1,000 yen) Free entrance for children under 13.

More 2018 appearances!

Here’s my schedule for the rest of 2018 - so far! Hope to see you there. ^_^

September 7th-9th - Rose City Comicon Oregon Convention Center Portland, OR

October 4th-7th -  NYCC in Artist Alley with Matthew Loux booth A4 in Artists Alley  - Javits Center, NYC

November 25th - International Comic Festival - Tokyo Big Sight 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063

Kitty Sweet Tooth's Tasteorama Behind the Scenes: Character Designs

Now that Kitty Sweet Tooth's Tasteorama has been announced, I'm excited to give you a little behind the scenes look at how the book is being developed along with the amazing art of Utomaru! The character of Kitty Sweet Tooth appears to guide readers in my previous books Cool Japan Guide and Cool Tokyo Guide. I've been wanting to make a story all about Kitty for a while and I even have some strips I drew about her and her theater from 2014! I might post those in the future.

I had the character of Kitty Sweet Tooth established already, and wrote a story with her friends Dr. Battina Redwing, Walter Witch, her Pop-Pop, Doctor Shine, and others. I needed to make a character sheet for my book proposal for First Second Books. Once Utomaru agreed to work with me on the project, I created this character design sheet.



And here are Utomaru's version of the characters. I was blown away by how cute and cool they look! I'm always excited to see her latest drawings!


We will be posting more behind the scenes and work in progress art on this book as it moves along, so keep an eye out!