I drew this sketch in an art pad my wife bought me while we were in Japan. I loved being in a country where art is so obviously important to the people. Everywhere you go you see cartoon artwork used for marketing, advertising, subway signs, safety notices... It's a great place to find art supplies, too! I bought brushpens for $1.00 at the DiSo (dollar store). They're much more expensive in the states, so I got a few.