There will be people that accuse Mistakes of Youth of being a self-insert, wish fulfillment comic. And I’ve had every right to deny such claims–until now. As of now, I have stepped knee-deep into awful webcomic territory and have given my drawn avatar (who has actually appeared in previous comics) a speaking role. To make it even worse, I am realizing one of my greatest dreams through this comic. That dream being, meeting Shinbo Akiyuki.
I only actually went to Iogi a couple of times, and for some godforsaken reason did not take many pictures. That opening panel is a (Photoshoppped) photo of my own, but the rest of the backgrounds were traced from Google street view. It’s really sad that of all the photos I took of Japan (all of which have still not been uploaded) I forgot to take photos of the best places–those places being my guesthouse, my campus and fucking Iogi, the neighborhood in which SHAFT resides. Oh well, it’s not as if those places are going anywhere.
And yes, the last panel is a reference to the first Lupin III ending sequence. I bet everyone got that one, right!?
I guess there will be a comic next week? Who knows!