The Power of the Dark Side – Episode 2

The blade for the light saber was quite a challenge. In Japan it’s not like in the US where there are several stores specialised in selling parts for custom made lightsabers, there’s simply nothing here – well, to be honest if you go to Akihabara there...

The Power of the Dark Side – Episode 1

I have been invited to a Halloween party. Not that this is anything special even in Japan, but it’s the “Authentic Halloween Party”. Last year I had a blast, so I will definitely go again. What’s an ‘authentic’ Halloween? It’s about wearing a costume you...

iCloud now really sucks

I just got off an over 2-hour support call odyssey with Apple. Now that I don’t have my iPad anymore there seems to be no way whatsoever to setup my iCloud keychain without giving Apple an SMS capable phone number. If this were only for website logins and...

The Beginnings of “Evil Spirits”

When I first became a father 10 years ago, I started to rediscover my interest in fairy tales, particularly Grimm Brother’s tales, but also the legends they collected (which are not as well known but just as interesting). So, I started researching about German...

1st draft in a long time

After neglecting any kind of drawing or sketching for several years, I finally decided to revisit some of my old sketches of a story (“Shadywoods”) I planned to make an animation from. I would really like to pick up where I left off a long time ago. So...

A New World

I got these “presents” on my 43rd birthday from my kids. Completely unexpected. My older son created “Doctor Who World” that for some reason features Iron Man – which I think is an intriguing idea. And his younger brother took the idea and made...