My understanding of Japan was minimal, when I first set foot upon its soil in Okinawa, at the age of 22.READ MORE..
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 but I had a lot … Read more
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 … Read more
More travel sketches. These are from Japan, 1987. When I did these, I’d just got off the ferry from Taiwan (via Okinawa).READ MORE..
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
These are from a pile of sketches that I drew when I was living in Tokyo.READ MORE..