A story of flaming pink and sea blue

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Introduction: A rather arbitrary starting point

There is an old family photo in one of my grandmother’s album’s that was taken when I was still a newborn. It shows my baby-self, my father, grandpa and great-grandfather sitting in the four seats of our automobile. Four generations of the family’s men standing together, ready to take separate paths. I doubt my grandma can even imagine that, for the baby boy in that photo, that path has led him to not see himself as a man.

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The precious textiles Paradise Kiss is made of

parakissv5p0086 Paradise Kiss is somehow sadly overlooked in favor of its lengthier, more famous sibling, NANA, when someone talks about good josei manga. The omnibus edition which Vertical published between 2012 and 2013 boosted a little bit its visibility. It’s a remarkable series made of first quality materials. Care to take a look?  Continue reading

Receiving and sharing flowers: awards’ time

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We receive appreciation from the most unexpected places, making us smile and feel like we really do a great job here. Since comments here are always so few – are you followers that shy? we don’t bite; we swear- we think that our love and hard work go unnoticed. Thus we felt really flattered when we saw that Erin from Gagging on Sexism awarded us the ‘Sunshine Award’, which is passed from one blogger to another as a sign that the receiver has an inspirational blog.  Continue reading

Artistic worries and other stories (part 2)

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*The following post is full of artistic rant and nudity. You have been warned.*

Hello everyone! How are you doin’? It’s the second part of “Artistic worries”, our bimonthly series of articles dedicated to the various worries I have as an artist. Continue reading

The wish that one cannot fulfill on one’s own- a Wish review

from left to right: Suichirou, Kohaku, Suichirou's incarnation, Kouryuu, Hari & Ruri (the cats), Hisui and Kokuyo

from left to right: Suichirou, Kohaku, Shuishirou, Kouryuu, Hari & Ruri (the cats), Hisui and Kokuyo

One moonlit night Shuichiro saved an angel stuck in a tree. The angel granted him a wish to repay his generosity. Shuichiro said, “I need no wish, I can get what I want on my own.” But they’d both soon learn that some wishes can’t be fulfilled alone.

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