Gegege no Nyoubou is a Japanese tv show from 2010, based on the autobiographical book (of the same title) by Nunoe Mura, Shigeru Mizuki’s wife. The same year a movie was released using the same title, adapting the same book, but with a different casting.
I’ve been trying to draw a little bit outside of comics, so I’ve been taking a small notebook out every once in a while and spent some time drawing some simple scenes without thinking too much about it.
Here’s some of that:
I haven’t really seen this for a while (I mean, the throwing the pizza pie around as a way to spread it thing). I remember going with my dad to pick pizza up on Saturday nights when I was kid, right when pizza delivery was starting to be a thing but not completely established. I used to think it was amazing, not sure why they stopped doing that. Talking to people in New York I realized it was “cool” there around the same time, and now you don’t really see it anymore. I say we bring it back.
So, I spent last weekend in Chalk Pond, New Hampshire. Kayaking on still waters is fun. I also read a lot and drank a local cola called Squamscot. Their slogan is “Experience the Past… One Sip at a Time”. The phrase is a little cheesy but for some reason it amused me, just like these drawings I did there.
Some portraits I did last year. I never really drew much from photos, I guess I just wanted to try that out.
I went to Colombia in 2012, for the Entreviñetas comics festival. Colombian soap operas were a huge part of my “sentimental education”, so, between airports and planes, while I was drawing these, I was getting prepared for a big moment. When I arrived in Medellín, the las airport on a series of connections from Buenos Aires, I met Sarah, whom I ended up getting married with just a couple of weeks ago. I guess that’s why I’m so fond of these drawings, made only a few hours before we first met.