Come October, I’ll be going on hiatus for the first time since 2010, in which I plan on visiting my mom’s relatives in the Philippines for much drawing and sightseeing. I hope that I will be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor this time around. My last hiatus was spent in Japan, where there were many bad drawing days to be had. The only blog-worthy sketch from that whole mess is what you see above. Dated September 11, 2010, this was inked in a coffee shop near where my friend Jessie Hlister and her husband were living in Nishiki, Nerima-ku, Tokyo.