We have been in a bit of a hiatus for a while due to a variety of reasons. We have recently moved back to Japan, and are still in that transitional phase, still trying to get a foothold. We now currently live in Osaka. Also, Chihiro has been pregnant since last November, which has been a long journey for both of us. While pregnant Chihiro finished her last classes to receive her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon.
During this time we have penned an array projects, and have started working on some. Our collaborative semi-autobiographical comic is slowly taking shape, the plot for Fiontech 3.0 is fully written and Chihiro has illustrated ten pages or so, my children’s book, “A Happening,” has been rewritten, and the roughs for the pages drawn, I am making sketches for another story and working on finishing a series of illustrations on value, and Chihiro has begun to delve more into her vision of social illustration. Of course there are plenty more side projects that are constantly springing forth from their mind, which with time and hope will be completed. Bit by bit, word by word, line by line, they are working to complete their dreams, and make their dreams a reality.
Also, to reflect our move to Japan, the addition to our family, and to simply try to re-envision ourselves, I designed a new logo for Studio Something. A more crisp feel than before, that will lend to a better ‘branding’ of Studio Something.