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January 06, 2012

Free comics about teaching English from award-winning cartoonist

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-Eigo-Noto" Lars Martinson, the award-winning author of Tonoharu is back teaching in Japan for the second time on the JET scheme. What has he been up to? Well, he's published a delightful little strip based on his experiences so far: The Kameoka Diaries which can be viewed on his website or downloaded for free.

Martinson,who hails from Minnesota in the US midwest, won a Xeric Foundation award to publish Tonoharu, the intricately-drawn graphic novel based on his first teaching stint in Japan. The book generated a large wave of publicity, being featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly, amongst others.

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