Saturday, May 28, 2016


Some mornings, I'm just a grumpy, grouchy Morgenbüffel. Moo.

*Morgenmuffel: someone who's grouchy in the morning
**Büffel: buffalo

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Obvious Punchline


It's hard to believe that I've been away for nearly a year already. Yikes! It has been (and still is) a year of exciting changes (not to worry, G and I are still happily together). I'm still in school but was also working a lot and fell a bit out of the habit of drawing in general, but I hope I can start uploading a bit more regularly now. Also, my hair is super long now so I usually wear it in a bun or a ponytail. I am planning to chop it all off again soon though!

Anyway, I made a new-ish comic about my new-ish friend Rie (left), who is a wicked photographer. You can see her work here.

Feeling a bit rusty. Better brush up on those punch lines! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

I'm not dead, I'm not dead!

Waah, how did time go by so quickly? The combination of starting a new job in the beginning of June (yay!), the semester project deadline stress toward mid July (nay!), endless stream of guests and G's birthday resulted in the longest hiatus in the history of Bring Me Bonsai -- nearly 3 months! I'm sorry for keeping you in the dark about my whereabouts and for the lack of updates...I should have at least posted that I'll be taking some time off! But yes, I'm doing well, G's doing well; if there's one thing we can brag about, it's our immune systems of steel.

At the moment, I'm not entirely sure where I want to go with this blog. I don't know if I will keep drawing the same kind of comics in the same style or try something entirely new, but I guess I'll keep my options open for now.
Anyway, as part of our semester project at uni I did an illustrated reportage about Japanese people working in Berlin. Here's a little peek at one of the illustrations for the booklet!

See you soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Piece of Cake

To make up for my laziness on the comic front I've been trying to draw more, period. Here's a punny doodle from this morning.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hoshi Coupe

As a part of my illustrated reportage project, I spent my Saturday afternoon sketching at Hoshi Coupe Berlin, a Japanese hair salon run by Mr Ohno. The salon was brimming with action, with the stylists hustling and customers constantly coming and going. Thanks for a fascinating drawing and interview session!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Such an Adult

One sweet day, I will overcome my irrational fear of making phone calls.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Radler Doesn't Count

Radler is a beer mixed with sparkling lemonade (50-50), so it doesn't reeaaaally count as alcohol, does it? Ahem. Anyway, this comic is old...because G and I have long since abandoned our alcohol-free-May challenge. So much for will power. The weather's been too nice to not sit outside for a nice, cold Bierchen.

Also, I'm sure you've noticed that I'm trying to draw myself a bit differently now. I've always worn glasses but I've been too lazy to draw them, and I'm also growing out my hair -- so yes, I'm trying something new!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Where Pigs Fly and Horses Puke


Just a little update about an illustration project I did at the end of last semester (I blogged about it really briefly in February). The course was called "Wildes Berlin" (Wild Berlin) and we had to illustrate animals in some relation to Berlin. I'm kind of obsessed with languages, so I decided to work with animal-related sayings/idioms in Japanese, English, and German. I selected sayings with similar meanings and visually combined them -- which is kind of what goes on in my linguistically confused head! You can check out the entire book here!

Saturday, May 2, 2015