Saturday, December 25, 2010

Have a great holidy season!!

Having a nice and warm Christmas night? Hope so!
I just wanted to say thank you for reading this blog this year and for being supportive!
I wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a happy happy New Year!!

Oh! Also I've just posted my first NBM Blog (NBM is one of the most well known comic publisher in NY!). Please visit and check it out!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review of my latest book!

It's sooooo cold recently... Are you guys ok? Surviving?
I'm always having my beloved hot water bottle on my lap or back while I'm working.
Even though I've been trying so much not to be cold, I somehow managed to get a cold... How... I don't know.
So I keep on drinking cups of hot ginger milk tea. This tea taste really nice and warming. And it's also very good for your throat. It's really easy to make. Just go any super market and get a jar of ginger preserve. Add a spoonful of it to your milk tea and stair well. If you need a bit more sweetness, add honey. Enjoy!

Today, let me introduce a very nice review of my most recently illustrated book, Hagakure: The Code of the Samurai.

Comic Bulletin daily review

It is always nice to be told good things... encouraging!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Grand International Cosplay Ball

I will be at The Grand International Cosplay Ball this Sunday and do some manga portrait!
I mean, why don't you come? It's THE party and it's about cosply and having a fun!!
This year's theme is Arabian Night!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thank you thank you xxxxx

I'd like to thank you all who visited me & my friends' table at MCM Expo. And much bigger thank you for people who bought my books etc and who stood as my manga portrait models.
I hope you all had a great time!

Oh it was a really fun weekend! I met great new people and had big unites with my old friends too!
Also I went crazy to take photographs of those wonderful cosplayers!! I might upload some soon to share how lovely they were.

Ok, let's move on to next!
My next event appearance will be this Saturday, 6th of November at Barbican Art Gallery London! Click the link below to find out the detail!
Barbican Cosplay Extravaganza

Hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

London MCM Expo this weekend!

Are you coming to London MCM Expo this weekend?

If you come you can get my new manga book Hagakure for the first time in UK! This book is already out in Japan but officially out here in UK in approximately in two weeks time.This time, the publisher gave me a special permission to sell it in advance. So if you get one at the Expo you'll be the first one to have it in UK and also the copies I'll bring with me are Japanese version (no worries, all the texts are in English) so there is something special about it.

Also, you might be able to peek me & Inko's new project, called Go Go Metro!!

Of course you can have your manga portrait done by us and/or pick up some postcards and greeting cards as well.

Other thing is, if you haven't got As You Like It, please come to SelfMadeHero booth at 13:00 (Sat) or 13:30 (Sun), then you can get a signed copy from me~!

(The image: this is what happening on my desk top at the moment)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Exhibition: That's Novel!

The PV's tonight (come and chat with me and the others!) and the show starts tomorrow till 18th of December.

That's Novel!
at London Print Studio
425 Harrow Road London W10 4RE UK
Telephone: 020 8969 3247

Saturday, October 16, 2010

October Schedule

I'm taking a part of an exhibition called That's Novel!: 22 Oct - 18 Dec

Also please come to chat with me at London MCM Expo: 29-31 Oct

My Infulence Map

This is an infulence map I made. It was sooooo difficult to choose some from the things I love...!
Those manga artists I mentioned in the map, you should check them out!!Seriously!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Re-post from my ex-blog: How to draw chibi

Well, today I just thought I should post How to draw a Chibi because a lot of people seem to desperate to know how!

Let's start!

Ok, please look at the cat boy left hand side. This is today's model, my avatar from TinierMe which hasn't have his name yet. This is his drawing in "ordinary manga style".

Now look this one. The character left is the same one in the first image (well, dressed differently). But this time he is done in Chibi style.

Chibi style is actually quite difficult to achieve because of its simplicity. In drawing, "simple' doesn't mean easy...!
Now, the first key to a successful chibi drawing is the BALANCE! Do not just squish your character, be careful with the balance (refer the following rough instruction)

Let's say, the best balance of a head and a body is 1:6 or 7 in the normal manga style, for Chibi style, it should be 1(head):1 or 1.5(body).
Also, use rounder shapes and lines and forget about the facial details but concentrate the character's facial expression.
Remember, when you are using Chibi character (especially in Japanese manga), they are used for being cute and funny. Cuteness is very very important!!

Have a nice Chibi drawing time!