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David Robert

Illustrator - Graphic Designer in Tokyo

How I Get There: Nonsensical Comics about my Days in Japan

PRESENTED ON JAN 22, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 110

Illustrator David Robert came to Japan to buy some special pens for his illustration work, and ended up staying permanently. The story that got him there, on the other hand, is a lot more complex than that. David speaks on the unique influence of Japanese, French, and American comic-book culture that has made him who he is today. 

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BY DAN KNUDSEN
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Dan Knudsen is a professional illlustrator and creator of comics and comic strips.

He talks to the audience about how you shouldn't - as a comics artist - seek funny situations, but instead create an interesting set of characters and let the funny situations develop FOR you.

This mindset is perhaps also applicable in the rest of the world. Judge for yourself and please enjoy!