Welcome :D

Let me show you some of my 4koma (about my life with cats).
Nao-p is my nick name my friend Mami Tachibana gave me. And I call her Mami-p. Of course it comes from Wedding Peach "Momo-p". No one calls me by the name except for her, but I love the 4 koma cartoon "Go Go Momo-pi (Gan-bare Momo-p)"(In the paperbacks) so I use it. :)
Oh, I'm a manga artist Nao Yazawa, and author of Wedding Peach, by the way. :)

These "comic strips" come from my 4-koma blog (in Japanese). You can see all of them in original here. If you have a request which 4koma will be next, tell me. :D
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It is warm winter here, you can wear a short sleeves in day time in a sunny room. ...But this story isn't new, drew some time ago, that's the reason of the short sleeves.


Run Kuro run!


Oops, half sleeves... you can see that I drew this quite a while ago. ^^;
It is a warm winter here in this year, though!


So Enegetic

I had many stocks but they are running out since I haven't drew any new 4koma at the moment. I finished Christmas card, so Nenga jyo(New year card) next. I'd better to clean my home, schools are not finished yet in this year, there is a manga I want to draw, books I want to read, movies I want to watch... I always wonder how people use their time, they read and watch a lot.


Kindle manga free campaign.

The Isolated Zone: Shinku Chitai vol.11(Japanese Edition)  has been released. 

Since an new title has been released,  new kindle manga free campaign has started. (until 14th)
This time, The Isolated Zone  Vol.8 & Vol.9 Japanese edition. 

It's in Japanese but free anyway, and you can read it on your PC. You can try, can't you?


The English Edition is released vol.1- 4. (Vol.3 & 4 are not yet on Amazon, only eManga.com)


Must Sit

Translation by Elina

Sometimes manga doesn't need to be translated, especially 4koma manga...


Anybody will do, huh?

You might know by the picture, it was a story when they were kittens. Things haven't changed, though. I don't bring them my mom's home anymore, because I feel Kuro pees on my blanket after some visits. It's just a feeling, though. 


Dive in no matter what.

A new 4koma after all this time.
It's not a new, I drew this before Banzaicon(the end of  this Oct.) but things don't change at all - more troublesome.


Coffee Party new book.

Long time no see - no post on my blog for long time!

I was busy for preparation of Kaigai Manga Festa(Tokyo International Comic Festival)  and Coffee Party new book, In Search of Lost Coffee 4, which I sold at Kaigai Manga Festa.

It was 15th November - and after that, still I'd been busy for manga school and so on. But anyway, finally, I added In Search of Lost Coffee 4 to my Doshinshi-mail order list.

You can order from outside Japan, pay Paypal/credit card.
Till vol.3, Saeko worked with me, but  she withdrew from this volume. Instead of that, I got some new 6 people from the world, it's a "International collaboration doujin book". 

It's written English with Japanese subtitle/Japanese with English subtitle. 

As usual, it's all about Croissant and Eclair, our French heroines, but in my part, you can see Wedding Peach family too, I featured them since this year 2015 is 20th anniversary of Anime onair! ;)


Kaigai Manga Festa

I'm leaving Japan tomorrow, and couldn't finish the editing work of Coffee Party Book, for Kaigai Manga Festa on 15 Nov. Still, I have about 1 week after my return, so I think I can do somehow - not easy, though. 

Maybe I can do some work during Banzaicon - if I have some extra energy. If I have...
Back Cover design  


Banzaicon in USA

I'm leaving Japan on 28th Wednesday to USA for Banzaicon. And I'm working on Coffee Party project book (editing and toning of my part) . With some document work from Manga School, my life has been confusing a bit now... No preparation for my trip yet. -.-

I hope I finish the editing work before my departure, but it seems difficult. Oh well, still I have some time after the convention... but I work harder, it would be safer. 

This book is for Kaigai Manga Festa 2015, on 15 November. 
If there is someone who is coming to Banzaicon, let's meet there! 


I bite!

I bite. Therefor I am.
(English translation might be unnecessary... you can understand by a look  XD)


Fighting Blankets 2

She hadn't peed for a while and I hope she keeps it going, but the no-pee-on-bracket record was broken this early morning. I washed my blanket and it hasn't dried yet... X(


Fighting Blankets.

Translation by Elina
She DOES love blankets so much. 

You can read those 4koma manga as a book. GO GO Nao-p vol.1-3 is available on Amazon(kindle). 
And vol.1 is free now (till tomorrow)


4koma book vol.3

My 4koma collection Go Go Nao-p! vol.3 English edition has been released. So, I set vol.1 free. 

Go Go Nao-p! (Vol.1) Free for 5 days from now. Vol.3 Japanese edition is free as well.


Kuro's position

A funny cat. I've started preparation for Banzai-con in the end of this october. What will I do and bring there...?



Hello Electric Fan

Translation: Elina

Now, the time to say good-bye to an electric fan, actually!


Toulouse manga teachers 2

They were very encouraging, actually!

I always need someone to talk to when I give a lecture. If it was a lecture to an audience  I find an eager participant in the front row and talk to her/him, my imaginary assistant.

But - sometimes - people who nods because of just politeness, but understanding. Ouch!


Toulouse manga teachers 1

It was a story for a while ago. All of them are teaching manga at Toulouse Manga, so I had high level lessons. Not only teaching, but also we discussed about their works.

It was exciting very much! :)


Light cloths

I've lived with 6 cats before Kuro and Mei, but nobody sat on my shoulder like them. I didn't teach anything - I wonder why.


Air Conditioner

Although it's only very hot day, it is very hot in summer recently - pets would die without an air conditioner.


Kuro's Meow

When I give medicine to Kuro...

Some of My Kindle Manga Are Free Now.
 Since GO GO NAO-P! vol.3 Japanese edition has been released, the series vol.1 &Vol. 2 are free now. (Till Sunday)

 vol.1 &Vol. 2, These English edition is available, but they are not exact same as Japanese edition. So why don't you get them in this chance, even if you have both volumes?
They are free now!


New Kindle manga and free campaign.

GO GO NAO-P! vol.3 Japanese edition has been released, and the series vol.1 &Vol. 2 are free now. (Till Sunday)
The English edition is on the way, it will be released in October.

 vol.1 &Vol. 2, These English edition is available, but they are not exact same as Japanese edition. So why don't you get them in this chance, even if you have both volumes?
They are free now!


Resisting The Medicine

It's very hard work, actually. (It's a story for a while ago, she doesn't take any meds right now)


The Last Lesson

Yesterday's lesson at Manga School Nakano was the last lesson for my student from Sweden,

She had comes to the school once a month since March in 2014. She is going back home country to go to an art school for one year. So, she started to learn fine art from this September, but she want to keep learning manga, and moves on online lesson from September. 

I'm very happy that she decided to keep drawing manga with me, and I'd started online course.

She was, and maybe is not a deep manga fan, and has no artists who have her inference. (Quite rare case, I think!) Of course she is interested in manga, the method and idea. The way her approach made me impressed sometimes, and I learnt some from her.

She copied reference images at first, then, illustration, coloring, an illustration with panels, then has just started manga with an original story.  

Illustrations with panel work.

It was a private lesson and the subjects came from her. Her interest reached to "Manga" without my suggestion, that pleased me, too. (Creating one shot manga is very hard work, though)

Many of my students take only one, or a couple of lessons. So leaving of long term student is special for me...I'll see her online soon, though.

She said she is thinking to come back to Japan when she finished the art course and start a standard manga class again. Sounds like my lesson is pretty good, right? ;)

One of her copy drawing. I asked her to pick up some reference image she liked, then the images she took was "Kaze to Ki no Uta" by Keiko Takemiya. A very classic manga. Interesting choice!


Without any meows...

Translation by Elina

I'm preparing Go Go Nao-p! Vol.3 (Japanese edition) now. Then English edition will go after.... (When?)


I love warter.

Mai is waiting for her chance to get in toilet !
It's quite rare having Japanese style toilet in your house recently...