My Comic Books

I wrote a comic book!

Well, okay three comic books. They’re autobiographical comic books about my life here in Japan with my husband Ryosuke. Titled:

“My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy: The Comic Book.”

“My Japanese Husband (still) Thinks I’m Crazy”

“Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo”

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Right now I’m working on my fourth comic book which will be full-color and entirely self-published via Kickstarter.

Still Interested?

First things first, check out my books on Amazon or signed copies on my Etsy shop (shipped with love from Japan!)

If you want to know more about the backstory, check out this post about where I get my inspiration for comics. There is also this post, that went live the night before I launched my campaign and another from when I finally launched my campaign.

If you are a blogger and want to write a review for the book, please send me an email at texan.tokyo@gmail.com I love book bloggers/personal bloggers – and I can offer you a free PDF of any of the books in exchange for a review (and if you end up hating my book, feel free to write a scathing review. I appreciate honesty).

If you are looking for my Press Kit and Press Release, I just linked to them. Feel free to use anything/copy word-for-word/post the pictures and comics.

If you want to know more about Ryosuke and I (ie, are we creepers, do we really exist, what are our hobbies, why do we live in Tokyo, who wears ‘the pants’ in the relationship), check out the Author Page, our FAQ section, and our “New Here? This is everything you need to know” post.

If you want to check out all the comics I’ve written, click here.

If you want stalk our wedding pictures from our ceremony in Texas (because, weddings), click here.

If you have any other questions/comments, just leave a message below! I check several times a day for new stuff.

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21 Comments on My Comic Books

  1. I was just wondering do you guys actually sell your poop hats? And if so where?!? Haha I really want one.

    • We will starting in June!!! We offered them as a “reward” on our Kickstarter and they ended up being REALLY popular so once our kickstarter rewards are done, we will start selling them~!

  2. Sasha Antonovic // 24 December, 2015 at 7:01 am //

    Hi! I got your comic books from amazon.com and had them on my kindle for quite a while. I am in the Canadian Navy, on a 9 month deployment, and I brought your books with me. Just so you know, reading your comics transported me back home, and, at some points, to Japan. I absolutely loved them! My wife is Japanese and we spent some time travelling across the country, visiting the family and meeting her friends. I can relate to your comics in so many cases, haha.
    I was wondering if you would be able to send me a signed copy? I will be more than happy to pay for everything.
    Keep up the awesome work!
    Sasha

  3. Hey Grace,

    i´d like to buy your comic books in the near future, and was wondering whether you´ll get any more copies up on Etsy. Also wondering, do you earn more per copy from Amazon or Etsy sales?

  4. Hi! I want to self-publish a comic book as well but I’m not sure how to compile it all together, or what the actual process is of publishing it. How do you sell copies and get them all printed?

  5. I stumbled across your book on Amazon. I loved it and have ordered the second one and pre-ordered the third. I think what I like about your strips the most is how you portray the deep love between you and your husband and how that doesn’t just reach across a cultural divide but rather destroys all such divides! All the best!

  6. Anonymous // 8 May, 2015 at 7:22 am //

    Dear Texan in Tokyo, (Also can be referred to as fellow Japanophile?),

    I burned through both of your comic books on kindle in about 3.5 second. Please write more comics.

    Josiah

    P.S. 3.5 seconds a a bit of an exaggeration, it was more like 1.5 hours. Very enjoyable. It makes me want to, and I look forward to possibly, blogging about my study abroad experiences during my coming Study abroad.

  7. Congratulations on your book! I’m an American married to a Japanese guy and just discovered your blog. I’m not really “up to speed” with these things like Kickstarter, but it looks like I missed a chance to buy this book. I went to Amazon and they said there were no more copies available. Does this mean I really missed the boat? Or is there another way? I think it would such a funny gift for my husband for Xmas.

  8. Hi!! And congratulations for your book :) :)
    I am a writer and now I’m finally finishing my first book. I was hopping to use the Kickstarter for self-publishing but I don’t know anything about calculating the cost of the printing books. I read your details about the cost of printing and shipping them to Japan and then shipping from Tokyo and worldwide and I’m quite lost. Where did you print them?? In USA? I would loved if you could make a post analyzing these things, I think many people now turn to self publishing and it would be a huge help!!! Kisses

    • Hi Mariana :)

      Thanks for the comment. I’m actually about to publish a whole post about how to sell your book on Kickstarter (and extra tips) – sometime next week. I used Createspace (if you want to go ahead and check them out). So check back in about a week and I should have a really helpful post about publishing up!

      • Thank you sooooooooo much for your answer :)
        I’ll check it for now and I’m looking forward for your post. Would you mind if I write a post to my Blog about self-publishing, mentioning your comic book and how you made your dream come true? It will be in Greek and it will have all your links as references (the link to your Blog, Amazon, your page on Kickstarter etc.) It’s ok if you don’t want to,… :)

  9. I saw your Kickstarter, but it was already too late to donate! What can I do?

  10. that’s good

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