I'm reading/viewing this book/graphic novel/travel sketch book
right now called TOKYO ON FOOT by Florent Chavouet!
There's a hand-full of reasons why i'm cuddle-ing this book;
one is i can relate to the may travels and
experiences of the Tokyo scene - with all the cool city
graphics, years ahead of the U.S. in electronix, advertising and
pop culture, people, gadgets and compact-ness;
another is when Florent got the flu right after he arrived.
That happened to me and i was miserable, constantly
blowing my nose into a nice, newly bought samurai silk
handerkerchief, wearing cool yellow pants, trying to take in all the
sights and action, staying with an assistant manager
of the Yakult Swallows (with tatami matts and a
great sauna, tiled bathroom);
i can also relate to the book seeing all
the fringe fashion-ites like in Bladerunner;
the colors in the book are amazing;
how could Florent draw
everything so well and fast in that
well fast city??!!
That amazes me.