So back in January, I was finishing up all of my homework from the Japan trip in December. For my Tokyo Seminar class, I did an eight page comic entitled 狼来了 (the wolves are here) which really had nothing to do with Japan other than having some generic Asian elements and a stereotypically named Japanese protagonist. It isn’t available in its entirety online, but I’ve had a few copies at cons thus far this year and people seem to have liked it okay. o: The comic will also be included in the second volume of the Sugar Ninjas anthology probably.
For my Cartooning class, I did eight daily strips and a Sunday strip based specifically on the Tokyo trip. The strip starred my characters from that noncommittal webstrip I did a while back, With a Grain of Salt. (You know, the one that included gems such as this and this) I never posted them because I was kind of playing around with the idea of doing a proper webcomic with a real update schedule and everything sometime eventually and wanted to save them for a backlog.
I’ve pretty much realized that this isn’t going to happen any time soon though and it’s already been long enough that I’m not too fond of the quality anymore. So I’m going to be uploading my strips to deviantART from that project starting tomorrow. The last strip should be posted next Sunday. Today, I’m gonna post my character sheets. So hurray, you guys will have something to look at for a whole week before I disappear into a black hole working on my Senior Project, which is a 40+ page colored comic sequel to my 2009 24hr Comic Day comic because I’m a masochist. ._.; (Incidentally, the protagonist of this project is the same as for Grains of Salt. I really should stop reusing my characters, lol.)
Anyway, here is the premise of the strip:
Rarukyo Sakamura is a Japanese-American visiting Japan for the first time. With surprisingly limited knowledge of his own language and culture, Rarukyo discovers plenty of new, exciting, and occasionally mundane things about the country. With him are his younger sister Yukue, who is easily irritated by his cluelessness, and his pet crocodile Charlie, who is a bit more patient. Later on, he meets up with James, an American family friend that has been living and working in Japan.
And here are all the character sheets: