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I have a soft spot for those who stay out of the beaten tracks, people who are different from the main crowd.

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The Japanese versatility of combining different spiritual mindsets in one culture defied my dialectically organized western thinking. (^-^)

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Having studied some of the biggest cities of the world, I can assure that nothing about their management is easy. Especially when disaster strikes. And the likelihood of a city like Tokyo being affected by disaster is high.

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Have you ever felt incredibly tired in a big city like Tokyo? Chances are: you’re not alone.

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On december 10th of 2014 I started a narration that now comes to completion. If you ever wondered what delving into the biggest concrete ocean of the world looks like, the remaining episodes of my ‘Tokyo Mosaic‘ comic series are on their way.

In retrospective I understand now why the hiatus of production was necessary. This city is not just big, it represents urbanity like no other. And this has consequences.

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Somewhere along the riverside lies happiness, every day. You can sense that in the gentle murmuring of the water, with every sun reflection dancing on its moving surface.

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slice of life freelancer comic 27 how to relax when nothing works anymore
… why does it feel so good to be here?

slice of life freelancer comic 28 Meet Your City

Amidst all the items you might be checking off your to do-list every day, this urban place you live in remains a steady companion. Do you need to escape from it, every now and then, to come back to your senses and recharge your batteries? Does the nature of the countryside help you doing that?

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So you just changed the setting by wandering around the neighborhood. Everything is so beautiful here for a simple reason: It’s so incredibly real, analog, and breathes life.

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slice of life freelancer comic 25 shy cat inspiration

When a cat decides to ignore you, getting its attention back is a game of patience and originality. Same goes for the emotional state of inspiration: it doesn’t come because you are there, it eventually comes if you decide to stay for a while.

slice of life freelancer comic 26 patience to attract a shy cat
There is another place out there, waiting for you to join and see it. The journey’s not over, yet.

Tomorrows Ghostwriter episode: “Meet Your City”

Note to German Speakers: Ghostwriter ist zur Leipziger Buchmesse in kleiner Auflage im Selbstverlag erschienen. Wer das Buch bestellen möchte, kann das hier tun, solange der Vorrat reicht.

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slice of life freelancer comic 21 tea strategy

Tea is the most powerful weapon I’ve found so far, to face and resolve stormy seasons in life. Something about the slow, simple process of preparing and drinking the hot liquid opens up a clear perspective on what actually happened, and what that eventually means on a broader level.

slice of life freelancer comic 22 nothing works BSOD

slice of life freelancer comic 23 nothing works destroyed laptop no workspace
The important thing about experiencing disruptions is to train how to make them happen by yourself. Just because your computer decided to call it a day doesn’t mean that your day is finished. But it definitely reminds you that there are other things in life than just work and functionality.

Tomorrows Ghostwriter episode: “Inspiration Is A Shy Cat”

Note to German Speakers: Ghostwriter ist zur Leipziger Buchmesse in kleiner Auflage im Selbstverlag erschienen. Wer das Buch bestellen möchte, kann das hier tun, solange der Vorrat reicht.

What truly puts your self-chosen career path at stake is your own motivation. I never get it why people would search for “inspiration” online, I’m rather wondering how you manage NOT to be inspired in this urban, complex world we live in. The problem lies on the opposite side of the equation: we are flooded with inspiration on a second-to-second basis – how are we supposed to keep up and craft what we perceive into our own, genuine personal expression?

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slice of life freelancer comic 14 Glance at daily urban beauty
How do you keep an unshakeable motivation to persist and stay at it, when the only recurring feature of everyday life seems to be that there’s “too much of it all”, too many things happening in parallel?

You could synchronize yourself with likeminded people. It’s a first step towards feeling more empowered, and something that sure motivates me to go ahead in my journey: Knowing that I’m not alone.

slice of life freelancer comic 15 chaos day meeting
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After you’ve managed to meet an old friend thanks to a most unlikely coincidence, it makes you think about who or what facilitates these kinds of lucky happenings. It also makes you think about what gets in the way. And why certain things take so much time to actually happen.

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slice of life freelancer comic 10 time to meet in concrete jungle Berlin Kottbusser Tor

slice of life freelancer comic 11 long-time misunderstood

slice of life freelancer comic 12 scope improbability of urban encounter

slice of life freelancer comic 13 urban encounter happens in Berlin
Thank you, Berlin. Thank you for making the most improbable things happen, time and time again.

Tomorrows Ghostwriter episode: “The Most Vulnerable Spot”

Note to German Speakers: Ghostwriter ist zur Leipziger Buchmesse in kleiner Auflage im Selbstverlag erschienen. Wer das Buch bestellen möchte, kann das hier tun, solange der Vorrat reicht.