The character SAIKO is the product of my Think Less Drow More Project from 2009. What started as a series of single strip illustrations inspired by personal experiences developed into Saiko Comics #1: Quarter Life Crisis and Saiko Comics #2: Peter Pan Syndrome.
Each Saiko comic strip is an honest reflection on my personal struggles into adulthood. Drawing and writing Saiko was a form of self analysis and art therapy. It was my way of looking on the bright side of difficult situations through humour. There is a fine line between comedy and tragedy, and I believe that our ability to laugh makes all the difference.
In July 2010, I self produced limited copies of Saiko Comics #1 and fulfilled my ultimate childhood dream of having my own comics. I gave it to my friends and family, and swapped with fellow indie artists and zine makers from all over the world. I included photos sent by Saiko readers in Saiko Comics #2 (published in October 2010).