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Ode to Sushi

ComicsPosted by Kalle Wed, April 06, 2011 21:53:00

(Posted originally on May 10th, 2006)

I have to say, I really like this one. The idea was to make a bit bittersweet story, where you are glad to have your sushi, but slightly unhappy because you realize what an amateur you are and how you are not going to experience some truly amazing omakase sushi mastery anytime soon. At least the amateurish approach is very much complete: as stated in the front page, the small poems are clumsy pseudo-haikus, since I don’t know how to write real ones and can’t be bothered to learn. Also, my Japanese woodblock print imitations are quite grotesque, but that is what you can expect after an afternoon of studying the issue. Even the Japanese calligraphy presented here is pure nonsense, or at least I hope so. I chose arbitrarily some signs found in a Roland synthesizer module expansion board instruction manual, and tried to reproduce them with my paintbrush. Not exaggeratingly elegant, but appropriate, no? It would be great if I in my ignorance had written something really silly or profane in Japanese...

The point of the whole thing is that both in the world of sushi and sequential art I have the will but suffer from serious shortage in knowledge and skills (don’t mean to sound too self-depreciating here, but there is a lot of room for improvement). But one day, maybe not next year or even then next, but one day I will enjoy the scenery with Mount Fuji in the background, admiring the unfamiliar though harmonic interior decoration, music, scents and manners, excited out of my mind of what’s to come...