The Japanese have have a phrase - 'opening the kimono'. From my understanding, this means to reveal a certain aspect of a process that typically remains hidden. So today, I am going to open my kimono, and take you on a fantastic, behind the scenes tour of my colouring process. It's actually not much of a tour - it's really just a picture of a beaver, and there really isn't much to say about it. In fact, I'm just going to leave, and you can take the tour by yourself. Please turn off the lights on your way out.
I was invited to give a weekly afternoon cartooning/illustration class at the German-Swiss International School in Hong Kong to a small group of students. I've done three classes already, and so far there is no shortage of imagination and enthusiasm.
This is a idea I have for a new childrens book, called 'That's Not a Knife'. It's about a leather-clad Australian straight from the outback, who travels the world in search of a knife. Sure, teaching kids about knives might not be the smartest thing, but I can almost guarantee you that this would be the cutest Crocodile Dundee fan fiction ever created.
I'm not going to delude myself into thinking that this will actually get made, but if this happens to be something that you feel strongly about and want to see it happen, please drop me a line.
Everyday they would gaze at each other from across the living room, in silent admiration of one another. Slowly, day by day, their love grew; it blossomed. One day they packed a suitcase and started a new life together. It was beautiful.
I'd like to take a moment to give a shout out to one of my biggest fans.
Anytime I post a new cartoon on the Land of Le Beef facebook page, he is always the first (and sometimes only) to 'Like' it, and/or write a reassuring comment. In his profile picture he is wearing what appears to be a yellow bag on his head and is giving a peace sign, an image that I have come to recognize and appreciate. Anyway, thank you Yves for all the support over the years. I hope to be bringing you more and more awesome cartoons and illustrations for years to come. :)