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The History of Fried Sushi

I came up with the idea of Fried Sushi while living in Japan from 2003 to 2014. For the most part, I loved living there -- Japan is filled with so much UNIQUE AWESOMENESS; Drinking under the cherry blossoms, warm toilet seats, fantastic and plentiful vending machines. It's also filled with THE BAFFLING; Women only train cars, no tattoos in the hot spring, never ending overtime. The list goes on and on.

Instead of getting frustrated with a lot of this cultural craziness I decided to do what comes naturally to me -- Focus on the funny; If I had to stay at work till 11pm -- I would make that into a gag. If I ordered a pizza and it came with mayonnaise slathered over the cheese -- I would make that into a gag (after tossing it). I think Fried Sushi helped me stay sane over the course of my life there.

Fried Sushi has been published in Tokyo Weekender, RAN Magazine, and, as well as several other school newsletters in Japan. Recently I have been posting all the old cartoons on Instagram every week and then updating them here at Sourgrass Comics. Look for a complete Fried Sushi Collection sometime at the end of 2021.

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