Thanks for the japanese magazine called Illustration, for which I’ve done cover, calendar and big article with interview, I’ve got a chance to meet and talk with my favourite mangaka ever, Kei Toume, the creator of “Sing Yesterday for Me”. ✨
This moment was so big I still couldn’t believe it, because her manga had changed my life. I were studying at architecture college back in Russia, but I always felt that this is not actually what I wanted to do, and it were killing me slowly.
At this time I discovered Kei Toume’s works, and thanks to them I got out of the depression and realized what I really wanted to do. I want to create stories, inspire and empower people. Manga, anime, games were only my hobbies at that time, and I only dreamed about creating something like those titles that were giving me hopes and happiness, and I never thought that I can actually be a part of the world I loved so much.
Thanks to “Sing Yesterday for Me” I decided to not abandon my dreams and work harder for what I want to achieve, which led me to where I am now - live in Japan, work on the projects I never even dreamed to work on, and be the happiest version of myself that could ever be.
Now I’ve met with the creator who’ve done so much for me without even knowing it, and there is not enough words to express my gratitude. 🌟
The photo is the joint sketch board we’re done with Kei Toume for the magazine, and I got really lucky to actually own it in the end. This one will took a place on the wall at my workplace to always remind me that dreams are actually comes true.
Please don’t give up on your dreams!