I love this new illustrated comic series by Tatsuro Kiuchi (previously). Titled “The Earthling,” the serial comic strip has been running in the quarterly magazine Kangaeru Hito. The quirky comic strips at first seem to have an environmental slant to them, but others are just pure nonsensical. The cast of characters include an earth hugger, tea stalk, fairy of dust (aka “dust angel”), an invisible dog, and a human plant. Love it!
Kiuchi just recently created a website, making his entire series available for free in both Japanese and English. I think my favorites are Fur Coat, Chance Encounter and Pop-in Book. (below is Way Back, another one of my favorites)