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Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Itchy Feet has a new character!

If you're clever, you've probably noticed that Itchy Feet is usually about Europe. That's because it's where I live and work, and have been for the past four years. I've learned Euro-languages, eaten Euro-food and married a Euro-wife. That's lovely, but did you know there are other places in the world?

My brother Erik does. For the past few years he's lived and worked in India, Thailand, and South Korea, learned Hindi, Thai and Korean at various levels, and traveled Asia up, down, backwards and inside-out. I've made comics about traveling through Asia as an outsider, sure, but he's got the inside scoop, and many hilarious stories to tell.

So, just for you, dear reader, I've asked Erik to put his experiences in comic form and contribute to Itchy Feet! He writes and sketches them out, and I illustrate them in the Itchy Feet style. He's already got a stack of sketches ready to go, and over the next few months I'll be rolling them out like curry tea in a sushi chopstick (is that right, Erik?). So the next time you see this happy fellow:


...you'll know you're reading an Itchy Feet Asia comic by my brother, Erik Rempen.

23 comments:

  1. Sweet :D !! Looking forward to it !

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    1. Me too! There are some great ones coming down the pipeline.

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  2. That's really cool!
    You should try to talk about Africa and America (the continent) in the future xD
    I love those comics!!

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    1. Thanks! That's a great idea - I might start putting up a "suggestion box" so people can write in their own comic ideas or experiences that might make good comics...

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  3. Aw man I wish I could live abroad... But I can't find a job where I want to live.

    By the way, of Itchyfeet is a spleen then what's the other fellow? A kidney stone?

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    1. Good question...he looks like a hairy square fruit of some kind.

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  4. Yay, looking forward to the Asia experience, having lived and extensively travelled there.

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    1. Nice! Where in Asia did you live?

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    2. We lived in Singapore, where road traffic is quite orderly, but pedestrian not!

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  5. That's super sweet! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

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  6. Haha now I want to try curry tea in a sushi chopstick. :) (I don't)

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  7. That is great, I would love to see the new comics.

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  8. this is sooooooo trueeeee :)))))))))))))) Asian road is battlefield :)))))
    I always love your comics so I totally support your Itchy Feet Asia comics, maybe it'll make me miss my hometown much ^^

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    1. Glad to hear you're excited as I am. What's your home town?

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  9. I'm from Vietnam ^^

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    1. Where from Vietnam? I found Hanoi traffic quite different from HCMC. I guess Hanoi is the ultimate example of chaotic order or orderly chaos :)

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    2. I'm from HCMC, the traffic is different between 2 cities because Hanoi is and old city so it's hard to make many big and large roads like in HCMC, a new city, but I think it's because of the big amount of people and our driving way that create chaos :)))

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  10. Oh, nice! I'm looking forward to it!

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  11. this is an awesome idea! i especially love the idea that the itchy feet dude has relatives that resemble his itchy feet-ness!

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    1. It's in the Itchy Feet: Volume 2 book, on the dedication page.

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