Otsukare, Sensei—Goodbye to Mizuki Shigeru

百物語怪談会 Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai

Shigeru Mizuki in Hat

There is nothing sad about the death of Mizuki Shigeru. And I say this as someone who shed more than a few tears when I heard the news last night. He lived about as good a life that could possibly be lived; the ripe old age of 93; wealthy in every way that matters; respected by his peers; beloved. He died a good death. The only thing that is sad is that the rest of us now have to live in a world that doesn’t have Mizuki Shigeru. And we are poorer for it.


To say that Mizuki Shigeru was a comic artist is like saying the Brothers Grimm crafted a quaint book of fairy stories or that Walt Disney made some cartoons. Mizuki was one of those rare human beings who unequivocally changed the world with his art. Without Mizuki the world—and especially Japan—would be a very different place…

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Shop update

It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper update to my etsy shop, but today I’ve added a few new items in time for the coming gift-giving season.

First up is Loki in a Bottle.


I designed and made this for a friend of mine and I decided to add it to the shop since I enjoyed making it. It also glows in the dark!


I think it’s a cute gift for any Loki or Tom Hiddleston fans. The listing for this is here – Loki in a Bottle

Next is The TARDIS and the Snowman.


This one was inspired by the Doctor Who Christmas special from 2012. I have a fondness for those creepy snowmen. You can’t really tell by the picture here, but I promise the snowman has his signature creepy grin!

The listing for this one is here – The TARDIS and the Snowman

Up next is my redesigned holiday macarons.


These can either come as a set or sold separately. The listing for these is here – Holiday Macaron Set

And lastly, my Queen of Hearts necklace!


This one is inspired by the design of the Queen of Hearts from American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns. While it looks like it could prick you, I haven’t had any problems like that when I’ve worn it.

The listing is here – Queen of Hearts Necklace

I’ll most likely have another shop update later this week! And while I’m pimping my own items, I’ll pimp out my friend’s shop as well! She makes super cute crocheted items!