I was visiting Leipzig last weekend, 2 days to see the city and aldo visit the book fair (Leipzig Buchmesse) and see if i could find some publishers interested on my book about my travel to Asia. It was good i made some new contacts and i can´t give you really good news but at least ive got some new visit cards and we will see how it comes out.
At the fair on saturday it was fun to see a lot of people with cosplay, it was like a big theathre full of fantasy figures, funny thing!
i had also the chance to meet one of my favourite comic / graphic novel´s author Chris Ware. He is signing my book on the next picture
I have a plan, i discover right now it´s a good way to post all the places i visited in Asia while i work on them for the book, means, right now i´m working on the Taiwan chapter, so i can post drawings and photos from my visit there. When i was traveling it was difficult to post all the places i visited so this can be a new way. Today i will show you some pictures of my one day to Taroko NationalPark in Taiwan. The national park is at Hualien province and near Hualien city. I arrived to Hualien with the train coming from Kaoshiung. I was only 14 days in Taiwan so i was spending mostly one to two days in every city, and i did a one day trip to Taroko. I rented a scooter in Hualien and woke up early and ride to the park (the ride was around 30 min). The good thing with the scooter you can visit every corner and take your time to do what you want. I met a french guy at the hostel and we visited the park together. The trip started like this:
and at Taroko nationalpark it looks like this
I want to post today a new drawing i´m working on for the “this year coming out” book about my days in Asia. The nice thing about working on a book/diary is that i can transport my mind to that time while im drawing for it. For example this drawing is about my one day trip to Sun Moon Lake 日月潭 in Taiwan 臺灣. I reach the lake from Taichung with a bus and rented a bike near the bus station to ride around the lake. It is a really beautiful place to visit and i was lucky and the weather was good (i was there in december 2011). The way around the lake is quite long for a normal Bike rider like me so try to be early to see every corner! But the bike way is good so you ride very easily. Here some photos and the page about that say in the book.
El post de hoy empieza con un dibujo que estoy terminando para el libro “que algún día saldrá” sobre mi viaje a Asia. Lo bueno de trabajar en un libro/diario de viaje es que mientras dibujo voy recordando cada momento de ese día del viaje. Es como revivir mentalmente todo el viaje otra vez! como verán me lo estoy pasando genial en mi oficina sentado adelante del ordenador. Pero volvamos al post, este dibujo es sobre el tour de un día que hice en diciembre del 2011 al lago Sun Moon Lake en taiwan. Esta cerca de la ciudad de Taichung y se puede llegar en autobuús desde la misma. Al llegar me alquilé una bici y recorrí todo el lago con sus espectaculares bicisendas! es bastante largo el tramo pero podrás ver templos, naturaleza y el espectacular centro de visitantes diseñado por Norihiko Dan and Associates (donde las parejas se hacen fotos con el vestido de boda)
And here some of the photos i took! Algunas de la fotos que saqué ese día!
Hello readers, i´m back to the blog! i´m not travelling right now and been busy making the book about my trip to Asia. But in between i was visiting my beloved country Argentina! I visited for 4 days also one of the most spectacular sightseeing in the world, El Glaciar Perito Moreno. You can reach El Glaciar from the town El Calafate, there are buses riding twice a day to the location of the Glaciar. I was so inspired there that i made 4 drawings from the place. Here some photos and drawings! Some nice students asked me also what i was doing there and took a photo from them with Pablo Bear! Amazing place, really.. outstandig experience!
On a one day trip from Santiago we visited one of the most beautiful cities from south america, Valparaíso in Chile. It´s a city / port at the paicific Ocean and is built on the hills at the cordillera de la costa. On the of the most beautiful part is the colorful buildings and the nice weather. Valparaíso is a must if you visit Chile! Here some pictures:
En un tour de un día, nos tomamos un micro desde Santiago a Valparaíso (5600 pesos chilenos) y me quedé impactado con una de las ciudades más bonitas de Sudamérica. La ciudad esta construída sobre la cordillera de la costa y es muy característica por el colorido de sus edificios! si visitas Chile estas obligado a pasar por Valparaíso! Algunas de las fotos:
When i was travelling in Japan i took advantage of my Japan rail pass, so i could visit many places in the country. I spend a day at the Naoshima island, a beautiful places with two amazing art galleries. These Buildings are from the Benesse Corporation and designed by well known Japanese architect Ando Tadao. here some of the impressions of my stay there. I was lucky i had nice weather and i rented a bike and i had a lot of nice moments around the island. You can ride all the way to the nice spots in one day.
pumpkins are around the islans, art by Yayoi Kusama
hello! t-shirts have a comeback right now and you can buy new models at my Qstoms store like this one “Alles wird gut”. Caro likes it … and you?
for districting myself for the important things of my work, i find always a new way to loose my time with stupid things. This new distraction is to put Monsters on my old analogue photos. Here my english friend Monsta is taking a bath somewhere in the valencian coast
Hello monday readers, i should work on the illustration around the world book, but im always trying new concepts and ideas. So, this is a new one, i will update some of my “never looking at again” analogue pictures and put some new friends on it. Here one of my trip to Potsdam in 2002…..”Say Hello!”
i got this picture today morning from carolin Kohler, she took it when she was in Beijing in November last year, Thanks caro!