Hi, everyone! Some of you asked that I keep you updated regarding my Japan sketchbook (in fact some of you helped with it!) Well, it's nearing completion and will probably be released around nov/dec later this year.
The book will be called Japan Ai: A Tall Girl's Adventures in Japan and will be published by Go! Comi (you know them from manga).
The book will have sections about gothic and lolita in it, dressing up in Harajuku, shopping in Japan for loli stuff, etc... :) Most of it is funny comics but there are maps and helpful tips too. (There is also stuff about VOLKS Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls as well as Takarazuka, geisha, onsen, etc...)
I'm going to be doing some panels and signings at Anime Expo this coming weekend! ( http://www.anime-expo.org/ )
You can find me
--- sitting on the Go! Comi panel at noon in LP3 ... (SAT)
--- then at 2:30 in LP4 you can come to my panel about my Japan Sketchbook!(SAT) I'll be showing images from my book that no one has seen yet. :)
--- then at around 3:40 pm (SAT) come meet me at the Go! Comi booth (#1222) in the dealers room! We'll be giving out color postcards for the new Japan Sketchbook, and I'll be doing signings (of the postcards or whatever else you'd like.) If time allows I'll do sketches too! :)