I always care about western fans because I couldn’t be today’s me without the Trading Card Game culture you’ve made. That’s why I went out from Japan to meet you and talk and live demonstration stages at the schools, museums, and pop culture events since 2016. I want to share what I got with people because it’s the gift I got from all the people who have supported me until today.
At the end of last year, one of the largest tornadoes in the history of the United States hit Kentucky, and I was asked if I could help support the victims of this disaster. After discussing ways to help, I decided to donate the proceeds from the next auctioned painting, “Wildcat-Wild Turkey” at my store through Peace Winds Japan, a non-profit organization in Japan.
We decided to do this project on the same day as we responded to a message. So, there might be something not well considered. Please note that some people may have opinions about how to proceed or where to donate. We will not be able to respond to individual comments on this matter.
Jan 4th Update: I’ll not go out to the overseas events while your country is indicated as Level 3 or 4. I would consider if the Level is 2 or 1. Still, please provide a detailed summary about the process for the roundtrip about PCR test, Vaccine Passport, force or self-isolations, and the other restrictions about both entering your country and back to Japan before sending me an inquiry. Even If your country is not so serious, there are still many restrictions for overseas travel today.
I decided, Basically, I don’t work on the projects that is running as a crowdfunding campaign.
I’ve been getting inquiries to work on the projects that currently running on the crowdfunding campaigns. As a professional artist, if the budget and conditions are fair, it’s just a job. But the people running a crowdfunding campaign are not strictly obligated to refund if the project fails. Pledging to a crowdfunding campaign is like purchasing a dream that could become a reality. Some of them end up remaining dreams. Also, most people who had been contact me was use my name without agreement.
That’s the reason I decided I will not work for the cloud founding campaign.
Suppose I decide to join a crowdfunding project with people I trust, or run my own crowdfunding campaign. In this case, I will make an official announcement here or in the official store’s newsletter. Please note that even in this case, it only means that I judge the project to be worthwhile for us to venture together. It does not commit you to the success of the project itself.
Please don’t believe any new without my official announcement.
If you are the owner of the crowdfunding projects and seriously would like to have me, I’ll make another post about the screening process and conditions.
About this issue of The Illustration Magazine Illustration 229 – pokemon-card.com *All the articles are written in Japanese, but you can read it with Apps has Translate Images function.
I personally corporate with it drawing cover illustration and had a six pages long interview.
Amazon.co.jp can ship to other countries, but they seems can’t ship to US and UK. Here is the direct link. https://amzn.to/3AKQFTf
If you are in the coverage area of Kinokuniya might help you.
USA https://usa.kinokuniya.com/stores-kinokuniya ASIA https://kinokuniya.com.sg/stores/ UAE https://uae.kinokuniya.com/ Thailand https://thailand.kinokuniya.com/store Malaysia https://malaysia.kinokuniya.com/store Indonesia https://www.kinokuniya.co.id/stores
If you are in UK, I guess some book stores that selling Japanese books might help you.