Hello new fans and friends! This is Khalid Birdsong, writer and artist of this very strip with the delicious name. Even though it sounds like this comic is about food it's actually about the amazing, insightful and humorous adventure of living in Japan! I know what you're thinking, how does this guy know about living in Japan? Well, I actually lived in Osaka, Japan for two years and worked as an Assistant English teacher in Junior High Schools. I worked for the JET Programme and truly enjoyed my experience. Some of you reading this may be teaching in Japan right now (I'm sure you'll get all of the jokes!) and others may be curious about what life would be like there. As a cartoonist, I always thought it would be fun to create a comic strip based on my time as a black man in Japan.
DISCLAIMER! In no way is this comic completely true to life. There will be things that I will joke about that really happened while in Japan and others that I create through stories my friends have told me or just because of the way the characters interact. At least you can know that I've been there. Plus, my wife is Japanese and we go back to Japan regularly to visit. I've had so much fun drawing Fried Chicken and Sushi comic strips preparing for this webcomic's launch and I can't wait to, hopefully, make you laugh and enjoy the adventures of Karl and his friends.
If you enjoy this comic strip, please do what you can to spread the word through emailing friends, facebook, twitter, myspace, RSS, knocking on neighbors doors, skywriting...you get the point. I will be updating new comics every Tuesday and Thursday in black and white and atleast two comics a month will be in color.
Enjoy and thank you for reading,