straightchain is written and edited by Alex (and hence from here on out this posting is going to be a blatant little self-advertisement). I am an illustrator from Germany, who is currently living in Japan, with a obvious amount of enthusiasm for bikes, games, Japan, drawing and ever increasingly photography.
In Germany I had been working as freelance illustrator for computer games, children’s books, comics and magazines until I returned to Japan as a student in the spring of 2011. I am currently enrolled in the local Kyoto Seika University as a research-student in the Manga Department, where I am researching japanese culture & mythology, as well as working on a comic project. Up to spring of 2012 I had been freelancing in textures and concepts for indie game-developer Black Pants Studios’ title Tiny and Big. The game will be released by publisher Crimson Cow in the second quarter of this year!