COMITIA5 postscript

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The weekend is over and as is the launch of Other Tales and my first experience exhibiting at a Japanese comic market. COMITIA went well. Far better than I was anticipating to be honest, managed to sell out of our first print run about an hour before the end of the event. The feeling of sticking that sold out sign up on our banner was exactly as satisfying as it looked on all them animes I watched.
週末と同時に、「他物語」の1話「ジョスト」の発売と、初めて日本で参加していた同人誌イベントが終わりました。想像以上、北海道COMITIAは本当にいい経験でした。正直なところ、ちょっと不安な気持ちがありましたが、驚いたことに漫画のほう完売できました。よくアニメで見ていたことですが、実際に自分のテーブルに完売のお知らせを貼るのはとっても気持ちいいものでした。

We will definitely be back for COMITIA6 next June with a reprint of this book plus a new, considerably longer issue. In the mean time progress on the story and behind the scenes sketches and illustrations will be going up on my Patreon page regularly.
必ず来年の6月に行われるCOMITIA6にも参加します!1話の「ジョスト」の再販だけではなく、新しい「他物語」を発売しますからよかったら遊びに来てください。その間に、新刊のタイムライン、落書き、イラストなどは自分のPatreonに載せますから、ぜひぜひご覧ください。

COMITIA5 and other news

Now that it’s a little further along, here is an update on the aforementioned comic.

It is an collection of short stories called “Other Tales” or at least it will be once I do the English translations for now it’s called 他物語 (hokamonogatari). The first issue is finished and will be debuting at a small comic market in Sapporo this Sunday.

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The first issue has two stories; “Joust” a somewhat cutesy fantasy story about a boy and his dog and “Lamplight” a slightly darker folklorish tale about a will-o-wisp. I will be finding a place for these online at some point but for now they will be available in print or on my Patreon page

New projects, old media

どこでも見ると漫画の用品を見つかる素晴らしき日本に引っ越した以来、新作を作る作業を始めることにしました。記憶が正しければ、これが6年ぶりの作品ですね。

Since I’m now living in Japan and have access to a whole world of wonderful manga supplies basically everywhere I turn, I have begun working on a new comic. The first traditional media comic intended for print publication I’ve attempted in… 6 years I think.

しかし、だんだんポシャってた「リンダイスの童話」(前作)と違って、今回の作品の3章までのそれぞれの仕上がりが終わっています(原稿の構成、墨書済)。

However unlike “A Rindice Fairy-tale” which fizzled out in the first issue, I already have the first three chapters of this comic in various stages of completion (from fully written to finished inking).

Chapter 1. Joust
(a selection of pages form Chapter 1. Joust)

この物語を全部まとめて、同人誌を発行する準備が順調に整えています。いろんなイベントに出す予定ですから、その時はよろしくお願いします!更新があれば、当サイトでお知らせします。

I am also in the process of putting these stories together into a print book to take to some doujinshi events around Japan so I’ll be posting more on that as it develops.