The bugs, Kochi. Why DO you attract the bugs?
Kochi Wanaba is quiet and introverted, drawing secretive things in his sketchbook and tolerating the over-excited attentions of his girlfriend Lhys. But when the Bee Festival comes to town, Kochi, Lhys, and their little group of friends start to discover how badly wrong friendship can go, as events spiral horrifically out of everyone’s control.
Kochi Wanaba is a pencil-drawn graphic novel i started about 5 years ago, and have been struggling to find the time to complete. I’m estimating in total its been about 8 months work from start to finish, and I’m very proud of where its ended up. Kochi is a personal story to me, and one that I think’s a bit different from my usual work, so I’m keen for people to see it.
For now, Kochi Wanaba is a totally free to read web book, uploading a new page 3 days a week. When all the pages have been put online and the story is complete, I’ll post in a lot more detail on this page about Kochi. About the making of it, the themes and ideas and what happens next. But obviously I don’t want to talk too much about that here because it would contain massive spoilers, and I’d like you to enjoy it as it unwraps on its own.
If you are interested in the very early development of Kochi, i started a livejournal at the time (which i eventually gave up on) where I babbled on quite a bit, check it out HERE (but again, it may contain slight spoilers, so leave it alone if you wanna read the book fresh)
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy it!