So I finally got to buying Yotsuba Vol 1 through 5. And here, is my latest photoshop work, a fan-art of Yotsuba and my so far favorite chapter. Some of you may remember those fabulous lines. And let’s not forget the best shot ever of Yotsuba, Asagi and the strawberry cake. “Zooom Zoooom!”
I’m currently reading Vol 3.
After all this while of cult-hype and crazy fandom… after watching and totally loving Azumanga Daioh… yet I failed to read Yotsubato until NOW. Not because I had preconceived notions that it was crap. Not because I wasn’t excited about it. Not because I was stubbornly avoiding it, despite my friends urging me to “buy into the hype you won’t regret it it’s that good”…
Honestly… I just never got around to it. ¬_¬;
It was difficult as it was trying to find a place that sold the whole 1-5 all in one place, but when I did get around to it, I purchased it on a whim at a comic shop. I had just finished a job interview and decided to check out the local comic shop nearby. I had been there before, years and years ago. Browsing through the shelves of comics and manga, I didn’t seem to find anything I really wanted to buy. Just as I was headed out the door, it started POURING and I had no umbrella. So I decided to wait around a bit and picked up a copy of Frank Cho’s “Women”, which I had been looking for. Then I saw it… the Azumanga Daioh Omnibus… I drop Cho in awe. But withing minutes, I began to wonder if they had Yotsubato. Indeed they did. The last full set of 5. Yoink!
I still haven’t gotten the Azumanga Daioh Omnibus yet… it’s on my wishlist though!
The fan-art I’ve drawn is a dedication to just how much I love Yotsuba. The expressions she has on her face are priceless, and really make the manga for me. While the shapes and lines were simple, drawing this and trying to capture the essence of Yotsuba was actually way more difficult than I had imagined. Personally, I believe I have failed in capturing it properly. I doubt I’ll be trying that mistake again though.
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