Being in a foreign country for your first few days is absolutely surreal.  It’s surprising just how different everything can be.  The disorientation is actually a bit exciting, as there’s always that sense of discovery.  You’re not just seeing weird things, but smelling new smells, hearing strange music, and feeling a different kind of atmosphere.  Making these latest pages didn’t just remind me of my own time in Japan, it reminded me of why I made this comic in the first place.