Comic book Festival in Bastia, Corsica(3rd-6th April)

Following the publication of my latest book with Jonathan Cape, I'm also taking a part for the festival  of Bande Desinee in Bastia, Corsica.
Between 3rd -6th April.
A bunch of the UK talents are invited and I'm afraid I'm the least known.Hope I don't make a fool of myself.My image is underneath the famous Ben Newman's Prof. Astro Cat's...by the Flying eyes book.I'm totally honoured!

Taking a part in group exhibition in the Kyoto International Manga Museum

My work will be shown for the first time in Japan!
 From 15th March to 25th May, at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.
It's a group exhibition about French comic book artist who work with kurasiki ehon-kan, as I happen to too. The artists include jose parrondo Jerome Boulbes  Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine A-li-ce and Gaelle Duhaze .  I'm so honoured to be presented by these amazing talents from France. I'm indeed the odd one in the basket, as the exhibition is about the French comic art and I'm Japanese based in the UK, but please don't go into that.
 The original pages from 'L'incyable histoire de la sauce soja' will be exhibited and some of my charcoal drawings too. I hope to get hold of some photos for the exhibiton and put them up in here.


Q&A session with my publisher's on tumblr page

Among the busy scheduling with teaching I try to get back into the rhythm of drawing.
Here is me checking my Q&A session with my publisher Jonathan Cape.


Quake News From Elsewhere- rough-Tokyo eposode 2014

New charcoal sketches

I was so remembered by my charcoal illustrations which I started about 10 years ago.
Never actually got back but it's time to really crack on again.


Thanks to my landlady- the review section in the Saturday Gaurdian 1/2/14

Basically I was in France for the Angouleme comic festival representing my course last weekend and missed the chance to buy the Saturday Guardian for my book review.But very luckily my landlady bought it. So I have a copy now!

Feel like I've joined the club....Or down fall or up hill from this?

Launch Notice at Gosh!, this Friday 7th, 7pm til 9pm.

It's a bit rushed but whoever has no plan this Friday, welcome to my book launch at Gosh! 1 Berwick Street, Soho, London between 7pm and 9pm.Free beer! I think...I don't drink, you know?