Uploaded Weekly from Tokyo
Expat in Japan experiences all things Japanese as ordered online! Dirk lived in Tokyo, had a comics blog where he had people dare him to try all sorts of different things, exotic, disgusting, revealing, whatever!, in this land of the rising sun, and then relate it with funky humor on the blog. Result is quite a fascinating inside look at the Japanese society, how they live, how they think, what they eat. Moresukine is the Japanese way of pronouncing Moleskine as these comics were created on one. Other artists also contribute with their take on this adventure, including James Kochalka and Ryan North.
“Each mini-episode manages to be informative, entertaining, and a bit puzzling, too, by design. Throughout, Schwieger shows both funky humor and affectionate awe toward this alien culture immersing him.” -Library Journal
"Highly Entertaining. Amusing look at many aspects of life in Japan." -Daily Yomiuri
"Hilarious, sharply observed" -Time Out NY
"A very different take on Japan... Schwieger is genuinely open to trying anything... He's also attuned to the details of his environment and the way they color his social interactions."
-Douglas Wolk, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Sure you'd want to see the normal sights and sounds, but if you're looking for the coolest of the cool shit to do in Japan, this is the book you'll need to carry with you."
"His engaging manner combined with artwork that is striking as well as realistic, makes Moresukine highly entertaining."
"The assignments range from the expected to the bizarre. The most endearing entries are often where the assignment is vague: when asked about his most awkward social interaction, Schwieger depicts his battle with complicated Japanese toilets. Beautifully evokes the wide range of Japanese culture, from the serene to the absurd." -Publishers Weekly
"A fascinating and eye-opening exploration of an Eastern culture in ways that most Westerners will never experience."
-Andrew 'Capt Comics' Smith, Scripps Howard News Service
"An intriguing variation of the travelogue comic" -Booklist
"Neither proscribed to the tourist monuments nor opposed to trying them out, Schwieger represents a new kind of visitor-someone who makes an act of observation to get as close to whatever the real Tokyo might be. "Assigment: Para Para" (wherein Schwieger examines Japanese synchronized hip-hop dancing) makes the funny scenes in Lost in Translation look like a bad episode of Full House. "Assignment: Pod Hotel" alone captures in drawing, all the absurdity, profundity and successful literary potential of an outsider's look into Japan."
-Publishers Weekly Comics Weekly
"What a fun idea" -Neil Gaiman
"A hell of a lot of fun to read, and a great idea for a comics/journal blog". -Evan Dorkin
5x81/2, 176pp., B&W with 4 page gatefold, trade paperback, $15.95, SALE $3
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