Kameoka Diaries #2 — Friends

(If you haven’t seen it yet, part one can be found here.)

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the second installment:

The Kameoka Diaries: Volume One, collecting the first eight parts, is available in HD for $1:
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Also available is The Kameoka Diaries: Part Two, collecting parts 9-16:
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Continue on to Part Three

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    This is hilarious, I’ve never seen you draw this expression before!

  • Subarashi! – thanks for teaching me about WA and GA…great stuff Lars, please keep em coming, and tell the Irish lad that Im on his side and that ‘yer a bunch o ejits’.

  • Tori

    I am glad you have a good group of people around you!

  • Steven


  • sgl

    I am curious what your expat neighbors think of their likenesses xD

  • You hit the nail on the head with the idea that a laid back attitude goes a long way towards helping one thrive in Japan. I came over here on a whim as well and now it’s seven years later and I have a wife and kid…

    What happened?

    Looking forward to reading more.

  • Lars Martinson

    sgl: I was a bit nervous about showing this comic to them, but they all seemed to like it, thankfully!

  • Laurel

    Ebook format! So much easier to show people when I’ve no Internet access. I really mean it, ebook formaaaaaaat.

  • LB

    This is amazing and so accurate! Aww… I miss all the Kameoka folks. :D

  • Looking forward to more snippets. This one is particularly well done. [And thanks for the Tonoharu books.]

  • I love these, the Tom Cruise part particularly had me laughing out loud!

    Despite the stereotype of Japanese being straight-laced duty-bound people, I too have found that being a little laid-back helps you survive.

  • Ha! I’m one of the few non-Americans in my ken. It’s hard sometimes when the talk revolves around things like the nuances of the midwest versus the south. Nice comic!

  • Filippo Mare

    Part two is as good as # 1.
    Please Lars put PNGs in a ZIP file, it’s much easier to read with a normal image viewer (like AcdSee) on the pc.
    Anyway, it’s really amazing! ahhahah best one is “Tom Cruise”
    Moving on #3 now

  • OCD

    Please spell “occurred” correctly !

  • Lars Martinson

    OCD– whoops! Thanks, I’ll fix it when I have a chance!

  • Bruce-san

    I have really enjoyed these. I was over teaching English in the early 90s and despite the almost 20 years that have passed I can relate to everything you write. As far as Tom Cruise it must be a Japanese thing because my students thought I looked like him, too. At least I was male and had dark hair. Thanks for doing these.

  • Megan Bernard

    Hi! I was your CIR’s predecessor, and it’s so great to see comics about Kameoka! I lived in the apartment underneath you :)

    I may be visiting Japan next month for work. I’d love to return to Kameoka and meet all of you!