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Seth Fisher interview

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You know, I have this sort of philosophy called “It’s not my job” and I apply it to everything I do in life. Basically I view myself as on permanent vacation and everything is a side project. You know, when you get to be about mid-life you start to realize that if your not having fun with your life now, then you might never figure it out. So, to me, playing in the park in the grass is something I take as seriously as drawing a book or as doing an interview like this – which is to say that I take drawing a book very lightly, but at the same time give it my whole heart. It’s a little hard to explain. Its gotta be fun or I cant do it for very long.


So, one day I discovered in the corner of my room the word tasukete (save me) scratched into the wall, like with a sharp object. Tasukete is the word you would say when you need someone to rescue you, like if you were kidnapped or being murdered. I’m kinda slow I guess, because the first time I saw it I laughed. I figured someone had a black sense of humour but when I showed it to my Japanese friends they freaked out. Its like, imagine if found in the back of your closet the words “help me” scratched the wall with fingernails, and the house was really old and creepy to begin with.


I never did, like, a real investigation. Believe it or not, stuff like this happens to me fairly regularly, so it’s not such a landmark. Just an interesting thing.

Full Story: Meanwhile

(Thanks Ian!)

Previously: The Life and Strange Death of Seth Fisher

The Life and Strange Death of Seth Fisher

Seth Fisher Vertigo Pop Tokyo issue one cover

Ben Morse writes:

Tokyo, Japan-the cultural and fiscal hub of one of the world’s most elegant and sophisticated societies. It’s the last place one would expect to find a naked man roaming the streets.

But Seth Fisher is out for a midnight stroll.

‘Seth was trying to overcome his fear of being naked in public,’ relates Langdon Foss, college roommate and longtime friend of the Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big In Japan artist. ‘He would draw all his scripts and then go out and walk around the neighborhood naked. His wife would lock him out, she was so mad. For somebody to do that in Japan, well, he might as well have eaten a baby or something.’

Full Story: Wizard: The Life and Strange Death of Seth Fisher

See also: Meanwhile interview with Seth Fisher

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