In 2008, Harvey James, as a young man of 25 years of age, travelled to South Korea to teach English to elementary school students. The six most eventful and enjoyable months of his life, he was constantly inspired and formed bonds and friendships that will last forever.In his own words, the artist describes A Long Day of Mr. James-Teacher as “a comic I drew about a day where it rained”.
A snapshot of his time in Korea, it encapsulates the highs and lows of his life as an English teacher. The perfect poster-child for the new wave of manga-inspired western artists adapting the style to their own ends, Harvey James exhibits astounding craft in his depiction of one particularly grim day.Attracting praise in its original limited-edition self-published run for its breath-taking, fluid art style and emotional range, this deluxe Chalk Marks edition adds all-new work and a couple of extra surprises for readers.
“This spindly English anime nerd has springboarded off his love of Japanese cartoons into something new and beautiful. His linework and sense of volume comes purely from Japanese animation but he's deconstructed the style and rebuilt it to express big ideas and deep feelings. “ – Nick Gazin, Vice Magazine
Blank Slate Books/Chalk Marks, paperback with flaps, 28 pages, published October 2011