Saturday, September 1, 2018

Neurotic traveler

I just found this from a few years ago. This neurotic traveler is going on holiday, by the way! See you in a week!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Schwedt to Passow

Here's another page that I might use in the thesis — the one and only time during the entire trip where I thought I could maybe get hurt. Obviously, this wasn't a highway but was a stupid, stupid route to take and I was scared shitless for the entire 10km stretch.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018


I'm making slow but steady progress on my comic - I have to think so differently because I'm not used to doing such long stories. Sometimes I feel like I'm dwelling too long on a scene or moving too quickly...but I'm playing it by ear as I go along.

Here's an uncolored page...although I kind of like the way this looks, too!

Thursday, August 9, 2018


So...I've finally started sketching stuff for my Master thesis project, a graphic novel about my month-long bike trip in Brandenburg. My trip to the sauna is one of my favorite anecdotes, so I figured I'd test the water with this one. I'll probably more post thesis-related things from now on, so bear with me until...uh, April!

Sunday, August 5, 2018


I love putting stuff out for free and peeking out of my window to see who takes the stuff.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018


There are still only about 3,500 Japanese people in Berlin, which makes me quite a minority...

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Youtube Comments

Ok, now that I've read more of the comments, it seems Eurotrash was a pretty iconic show for teenage English boys in the 90s and 2000s. Unfortunately I can't seem to find entire episodes online though...

Saturday, July 21, 2018


Evolution of a nickname
(by the way, the correct pronunciation of Spud-tzutzu is Spud-zoozoo)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Sorry for the wait! After I got back from Brandenburg, I travelled a little bit (as if that wasn't enough travelling...) and then kind of hit a wall because I'd been out of comicking for a while. I've been really unproductive, which made me hate myself for being unproductive, which made me more unproductive...anyway, it was (is) a vicious cycle.

Anyway, my good friend Hannah, her husband Tim and their baby have been visiting this past week, and basically we spent a good part of their visit puking or covered in/cleaning puke. We had a good time despite all the vomit, though (we really did), and I think this comic might help me get back into the routine.

Friday, April 20, 2018


Holy crap, where did the time go? I'm leaving tomorrow morning to start my first ever 34-day solo bike tour in the state of Brandenburg. You know the feeling where you've made a list, made a plan, packed everything, checked everything a gazillion times and you still feel like you're missing something? This week has been kind of an emotional rollercoaster, and as anxious as I am about this whole trip, I'm looking forward to getting started already.

Since I won't have a computer with me, I will be posting only on my Instagram account in the next month ( Don't worry, you'll be able to see the account from a browser without having an account! It probably won't be daily comics, but maybe daily doodles and photos.

For those of you who are interested: Brandenburg is one of the 16 federal states of Germany which was formerly part of the GDR. It surrounds Berlin like a misshapen donut and has a population of approx. 2.5 million. (Berlin has a population of 3.7 million even though it's 1/30 the size of Brandenburg.) goes nothing. Wish me luck! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Last Few Days

Sorry for the silence! This is what I've been up to in the last few days. 3 more days till I take off!

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Feeling very uninspired this weekend, hence the last of comics in the last two days! Maybe it's the anxiety setting in. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018


I told him to think of it like a kiss with teeth, but he wasn't very convinced.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018


This is a stupid thing to think, but I can't help it. Nothing really bad, though. Just something mildly bad to spice things up.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


As I've mentioned in a few previous comics, I am going on a month-long solo bike trip in the state of Brandenburg in a few weeks. I made this comic today as part of a second round of inquiries I am sending out to look for people to meet and interview during my my trip. For a lack of a normal comic I am posting this here, but if you happen to know someone in Brandenburg...please send them my way: horibe (at)! It would be great to have a  couple more interesting contacts.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Not-so-good Friday

I was horribly hungover on Good Friday. G was really sweet but all I wanted to do was PUKE.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Going back and forth between US comics and everyday comics. Sorry if you got confused!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


I started getting advertisements from my them soon after I bought them. Seriously, jokes aside, I am very very creeped out.

Monday, March 26, 2018


Ah! I forgot to mention that we were travelling with our friend C, who is also German. I spoke an even funkier form of Denglish during our trip than usual...

Sunday, March 25, 2018


To be fair, the ambulance can do a lot more than I could in a medical emergency.