Deep in the Heart of Summer.
I met Gechiya-san (his nom du cartoon) at a crafts market near Kyoto University in March of 2007. I bought a few of his post cards. He also puts his close-to-self-portrait images on T-shirts, hats, wrist bands and the like. I wish he’d really “pitch” his work to Cartoon Network. He could be “the new thing”.
Tomorrow morning I’m posting I’ve just posted a new story: “Canadians Do Kobe”. It involves an old friend, a long night or two in Kobe, sake, more sake, dancing shrimp. That sort of thing. It’s R-rated, sort of.