Mizumushi

Episode six in a set of "life in Japan" comics

Just another typical event when living in Japan.

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When you're an English speaker living in Japan, and especially if, like me, you perform comedy and stuff, you'll come across a lot of jokes and anecdotes about how funny it was when one person meant to say X, but they actually said Y, and hilarity ensued. So much so, that humour based on the premise of language differences and misunderstandings feel pretty hack to me.

So, yeah, this strip is a bit hack. Everybody has their own story, if not multiple stories, about how they screwed up the language in a weird way. I almost didn't want to upload this because, as you may be able to tell, I'm really over this kind of thing as a source of comedy. But, I figured I'd just put it out there as just a slice of life moment. It's not super original, but it is the kind of thing I do a lot. If nothing else, it reveals the my weird habit of assuming I'm right no matter how wrong I am.

Colours in this comic were done by Eddie Jensen , who makes a comic called Grappleseed . Please take a look at his work when you get the chance.

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My book about how I think humour is processed in the human brain.

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Tama Chan

There was a time I considered doing a comic about my experience in Japan. I decided it wasn't worth it, but I did about seven or so, and I'm going to put them online just so the effort isn't wasted. This first comic is probably the most dysfunctional, referencing issues that no longer matter and events no one remembers.

Gordon at the Conbini Gordon at the Conbini Gordon at the Conbini Gordon at the Conbini

Gordon at the Conbini

One of the comics that I did about life in Japan, this time in Japanese, because there was a time I actually wanted to do things in Japanese.

At the Bank At the Bank At the Bank At the Bank

At the Bank

More diary-of-sorts about being Japan as a comic. This one is about negotiations. Or something. I don't know.

Narita Narita Narita Narita

Narita

Another comic about life in Japan. This time, an encounter at Narita airport.

A Bar Fight A Bar Fight A Bar Fight A Bar Fight

A Bar Fight

Another episode in a comic diary of life in Japan, with a story that comes from comedian Cory Jarvis.

ymiaft ymiaft ymiaft ymiaft

ymiaft

My book about how I think humour is processed in the human brain.

Tama Chan Tama Chan Tama Chan Tama Chan

Tama Chan

There was a time I considered doing a comic about my experience in Japan. I decided it wasn't worth it, but I did about seven or so, and I'm going to put them online just so the effort isn't wasted. This first comic is probably the most dysfunctional, referencing issues that no longer matter and events no one remembers.

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