Tokyo

Popeye Magazine

 Posted by on July 10, 2014  Drawings, Illustration
Jul 102014
 
Popeye Magazine

In 1988 I was living and working in Tokyo, and I had a few steady illustration gigs to supplement my other jobs, which were some English teaching when I first arrived in Japan, and then working at TOEI animation studio when I got better established.  It was a busy time. One of the magazines I did a few [..READ MORE..]







Car Show

 Posted by on June 10, 2011  Drawings, Illustration
Jun 102011
 
Car Show

More from the archive; a magazine illustration done while living in JAPAN, for a story about the TOKYO CAR SHOW (in ball-point pen and water colour). The article claimed that the prestigious CAR OF THE YEAR award was won not on the merits of the car itself but on how much money was spent in the media campaign [..READ MORE..]







More Tokyo Sketches

 Posted by on February 16, 2008  Drawings, Figure Sketching, Travel
Feb 162008
 
More Tokyo Sketches

Some more drawings from a old stash of travel sketches. These are from Japan, 1987. When I did these, I'd not been in Japan long, having just got off the ferry from Taiwan (via Okinawa) where I had been supervising animation layouts in Taipei. After a few hectic months of tropical heat and crazy Saturday-Morning animation production schedules [..READ MORE..]







Ueno Ape House

 Posted by on November 16, 2007  Drawings, Figure Sketching, Travel
Nov 162007
 
Ueno Ape House

I'm still scanning and archiving lots of old 1980s travel sketchbooks and doodles. Here are some of my very rare life-drawings, done on a cold Japanese winter's day in 1987 at Tokyo's UENO ZOO. The apes had gone inside to escape the cold, though they couldn't escape prying eyes, as we human beings could observe them in their [..READ MORE..]







Japanglish & Englinese

 Posted by on November 8, 2007  Drawings, Illustration, Travel
Nov 082007
 
Japanglish & Englinese

These are some of the illustrations for an English Language text book for Japanese readers. I drew them many years ago while I was working and living in Japan. In the early months, my income was mainly from Teaching English, so freelance illustration jobs were a welcome distraction from my limitations as an English Language teacher…. I didn't [..READ MORE..]