I talk about my experience working on Life After the B.O.E., as well as my run-in with rampaging monkeys while on JET.
Also interviewed are L.E. Fred, Lars Martinson, and Josh Shelton.
Ten years ago today, after working two years as a CIR in Ajigasawa, Aomori, I came home to Canada. My time on the JET Programme was great, but my time as a JET alumnus has been just as fun, and I’m grateful for the incredible time I’ve had hanging out in-person and online with JETs and JET alumni from around the world over the past decade – thanks everyone!
So, what have I been up to recently, other than reminiscing? Well, I illustrated the banner image for the Jet Coaster, a fabulous new site by my friend and 5th-year ALT, Allen Bo Agunday that features stories, podcasts, tips and tricks to make the most of your life on JET. Check it out!
Some of you may have noticed already, but I’ve started to replace the older comics on the site with the version that appears in the graphic novel.
Why am I doing this?
The comics from the first two years are significantly rougher than the later comics. They look as though they were drawn by a different person. And you could say that they were – I was a very different artist at the beginning of Life After the B.O.E.
When I made the graphic novel, Life After the B.O.E. the Book, I redrew many of the older comics to polish them up and to reflect my improvement as an artist.
I left the web comics as is for the past three years, but I think it’s time that they, too, get updated.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be updating the remainder of the older comics.
Even though Life After the B.O.E. ended almost three years ago, sometimes I come across a friend’s status update or I’m told a story that needs to be made in to a comic!
Life After the B.O.E trivia: Did you know Adam’s apartment in Hachinohe, Aomori-ken was the model for the March 11, 2011 comic?
A direct sequel to the comic “Toilet” from 2007.
After my most recent trip to Japan, I reaffirmed my appreciation for the ubiquity of washlets in Japan.
Drop by and say hi!