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Hello everyone, hope you’re all hanging in there. I know it’s been a tough year. I’d like to do what little I can, so I’m giving out holiday cards. Here are the details.

1) Donate $5.00 USD or more to any of the following charities:

The Trevor Project
Planned Parenthood
Center for Reproductive Rights
International Refugee Assistance Project
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

2) Email me (jisukcho at gmail) a screenshot or forward your confirmation, along with your name and address. International addresses are cool, too. You must have donated on or after Nov 19, 2016.

3) I will send you a holiday postcard with a personal message, and it will be terribly gay and cheerful (preview above).

If you want to donate to a different charity please run it by me first! Also, Patreon users who have been giving $5 or more to Fishbones will automatically get the postcard, but feel free to donate to a charity anyway if your heart desires.

I will also choose one random person who reblogs this to send a postcard to, as well! You must have Asks allowed on your page (or some way of contacting you). You don’t have to be following me.

Thank you, I love you all and I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

FISHBONES by sarahpicklesdill FERRIS by looceyloo same moon on the same trees by Otakuesque Come On Over Baby by Otakuesque Fishbones by basalt<da:thumb id="467705769"/>
Kana [KARASU] by Bird-chii The Seventh by Otakuesque Chiyo Fan Art by angelgirl5132 Tengu Moon by yapi

Hope you're all doing well. Just thought I'd highlight some Fishbones and Karasu gift art. And a cosplay! Thanks so much for your support, guys.

Design a Yokai Contest

Hey everyone! I’m holding a contest for Karasu where you can design your own yokai. I will draw the winning designs into the above sketch so they can have dinner with everyone at Urameshiya. Heh ehheh.

Deadline: March 2, 2015 (Monday)


1st/2nd place: Spots A and B on the above drawing (and a mini print of the final)

3rd: Postcard and stickers

4th: Postcard


Design a yokai character! Please use existing types so it follows proper Japanese mythology (eg: oni, yuki-onna, etc).

Types of yokai: / Wikipedia

Your design can be in any layout or medium, but it should be in color.

Only humanoid yokai can win 1st and 2nd place. By humanoid I mean has arms, a torso, a head, etc. You’re free to design any shape and size of yokai but the spots in the drawing are best suited for humanoids (spot A is for an average sized figure and Spot B is for a large one).

As you can see, there are already 4 tengu in the drawing. You can design a tengu, but they cannot win 1st/2nd place. On that note, please don’t design a rokurokubi I don’t really have room for two long necks haha.

You can use an existing character as long as the drawing is new and made for the contest.

You can draw your character interacting with Karasu characters if you want!

No monsters from other countries’ (Korea, China, etc) mythologies, please.

To apply, you can post your art on Tumblr and tag it #yokaicontest (one word), or post it on dA and send me a note.
You can also email me at jisukcho at gmail.

If you have any questions please send me an ask or email. Thanks guys!

Postcard Set

[Buy Here]

I am now offering the Fishbones postcard set for sale separately from the books. Previously, the only way to get a set was to buy a signed copy of Fishbones in paperback or hardcover. Now you can get just the cards! They’re discounted a bit ($4.00 $3.50) and include a free bookmark.

Thanks for your support, everyone!

Thanks for your overwhelming support on the Kickstarter, guys! Now that that's all finished, I have started writing Book 2 of Fishbones.

You can read the first chapter here:…
If you haven't read any of Fishbones, you can start with the first book here:…

Thanks again!

The Fishbones Kickstarter has been launched!

Fishbones was a labor of love. It was only with the support of friends and followers that it managed to be completed and every one of you has my deepest gratitude. Printing the book itself is the last step in this project and I hope that you will be as excited to hold it in your hands as I am.

If you can spread the word it would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much!

4x6 inch signed prints are now buy 2, get 1 free. Well, sort of. The price has been reduced so it's basically the same thing, right? Shipping has been discounted for this size and there is one new print available (Doctor).

View Shop

You may order more than 3 (or as many as you like) and they will all be at the discounted price. You may not, however, order fewer than 3. Thanks everyone!

Karasu signed prints available!

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For whoever missed out on the sketchbook, or maybe just prefers things in color, I put up a little shop for Karasu prints (and stickers).

I will be ordering the prints from a US printer so it may take a bit for them to get sent to me and then for me to send them out to you. Also, if I owe you stickers from the comments promotion, I will be sending them soon! They were also ordered from the US so I'm still waiting to receive them. Thanks everyone!

Selling my sketchbook! 

This is the first time I've ever actually filled up a whole sketchbook! Its 64 pages of Fishbones/Karasu/misc sketches, plus I will draw some extra things for you on the last few pages! 

Check out the auction here! Thanks!

Hey guys! Since WordPress blew up in our faces and ComicCMS is acting as a somewhat acceptable solution for the time being, Fishbones has been uploaded to Smack Jeeves.


We will continue to post the comic here as a mirror, even after we get the main site figured out. Thanks for reading, everyone!

A while back, I removed the ability to download the Fishbones novel because it was being spread around on certain websites without credit/permission. Since then, I have occasionally e-mailed the file to those who asked nicely, but on the whole it has been unavailable. I continue to receive emails asking for the file, but have been so overwhelmed that I've been unable to respond to them.

But, I know some of you have a genuine interest in the book, especially after having read the comic. I've decided to offer the book up for download once again under these conditions.

- You can name your price. This means you can pay whatever you see fit, as low as one cent. If you would like to support me or are feeling generous, any amount would be greatly appreciated.

- I can't police the sharing of this file, though it would also be appreciated if you did not post it in its entirely on other websites, especially not without credit. 

[Sorry, download removed!]

After your transaction is completed, you must click on this button to get the download.

If you are new to Fishbones, it began as a novel on Livejournal, which was posted one chapter at a time. After its completion, I teamed up with Yuki to turn it into a webcomic, which is still currently being updated. It's a story about some boys, their friendship, the mafia, and probably has too many homosexual undertones.

Further Info

Fishbones Comic

Sample Chapter

Once you pay, you will be taken to a site with both a DOC and PDF version of the novel. The book is 403 pages and over 169,000 words. Much of the comic matches the novel word-for-word, but there are many scenes and conversations which have been cut for timing issues. There are also several concepts and plots that I intend to change or remove, so this will be your only chance to see the original story.

Also, in an effort to get the word out, I'm offering an incentive for reblogging! If you reblog this post (as text, not a link) you will have the chance to win any 8x12 (or similar size) print from my DA shop for free. You don't need to be following me. On August 1 I will choose one person at random. Thanks so much for your support guys! Hope you enjoy the book!

It's a Journal Entry

Sat Oct 15, 2011, 6:45 AM



Hey guys, just wanted to get that incredibly long print-sale entry off of my page. Sorry I haven't been on DA much, I've been really busy with my new job and settling into my place in Korea. I don't have much time to draw lately, but we will continue to update our comic at: ! Hope you're all doing great!

Also, if you're interested, I recently posted some photos from my second trip to Okinawa:…

Otakon Leftover Print Sale - CLOSED

Mon Aug 1, 2011, 8:48 PM



Thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello at Otakon. I had a blast! I sold out of a bunch of prints, plus all of the comics, but I do have some leftover. Normally I would just save them for the next con, but I am moving out of the country and won't be doing any conventions for a while. This is the last chance to get a signed print from me for probably a few years!

Here is what I have left.

C'era Una Volta by jisuk
C'era Una Volta
8x12: SOLD OUT

Winter by jisuk
8x12: 1 available

promise by jisuk
8x12: SOLD OUT
4x6: 1 available

Test Subject 02 by jisuk
Test Subject 02
8x12: 2 available

Ghost Riders in the Sky by jisuk
Ghost Riders in the Sky
8x12: 1 available

feed me by jisuk
Feed Me
8x12: 4 available
4x6: 1 available

late night eight by jisuk
Late Night Eight
9x12: 1 available

magnolia by jisuk
8x12: SOLD OUT
4x6: 2 available

one by jisuk
8.5x11: 3 available

giorgetti mafia by jisuk
Giorgetti Mafia
8x12: 2 available
4x6: 2 available

salty dog by jisuk
Salty Dog
8x12: 2 available

Prices for all prints are:
4x6 - $4
5x7 - $4
8.5x11 - $8
8x12 - $8
9x12 - $8

If you buy two 8x12 prints (or similar size), you can have a 4x6 print for free!
If you'd like a print, please comment or note me with your order and location so I can determine shipping.

- I can only accept payment through PayPal
- All  prints are signed and 4x6 and 8x12 sizes come in a protective clear sleeve
- Shipping and handling is $2.50 US / $5 International for any number of prints


Thu Jul 28, 2011, 12:31 PM



Hey kids! I'm heading off to Baltimore today for Otakon. I will be in the Artist Alley sharing a table with Kasey and Ahvia selling some prints and copies of the comic! You can see a sample of the comic on my Tumblr:…

And if for some reason you've never seen the comic, you can check it out here:

I'm not the artist for this, I'm only writing it! Yuki is responsible for all the wonderful art, but sadly she can't make it to the con since she is in Japan.

We will be at table N09! Here is a handy map:…

See you guys there!

Another Moving Sale!

Thu Jul 7, 2011, 9:23 PM



Hey, just letting you kids know I'm selling a lot of my possessions -- maybe something will interest you! I'm moving to Korea so I have to get rid of as many things as I possibly can. I can only fit so much in my suitcase! I have coats, bags, etc, so please take a look if you like:…

Thanks, guys!

Big Sale

Fri Jun 10, 2011, 12:09 PM



So, I'm moving to a foreign country! That's great for me, but I won't be able to ship any products such as prints, pins, etc from Korea (it would be too expensive). For that reason, I'm going to try to liquidate as much of my stock as possible. I'm having a big sale on bags and pins right here:

Pin orders come with free Italian candy, and the bags have a cheaper option for a blemished bag. Please check it out, and thanks!


Thu May 19, 2011, 10:12 PM



Derpity doo, I have a Tumblr!

Sorry I haven't been posting a lot for the last, uh, year or two. Thank you for being so patient with me!

Japan Relief Wallpaper

Mon Mar 14, 2011, 10:43 AM



Yuki has put together a wallpaper for donations for Japan:…

Please donate if you are able to!

Fishbones Comic!

Fri Mar 11, 2011, 7:18 AM



Hey guys! The comic that Yuki and I have been working on is now live. Whether you're familiar with the book or not, please check it out. We hope you like it!

That said, Yuki is currently in Okinawa and while I don't think southern Japan was greatly effected by the earthquake… , please keep them in your thoughts and consider a Red Cross donation:

Thanks everyone!

Edit 2/2/11: Spare decks are available for sale!

Well, all orders have been sent out and we have some decks left over! If you'd like to order one through PayPal, you may do so here:…

There are only a few spare decks so please don't wait until the last minute. Thanks, everyone!

Kickstarter sales are CLOSED!

Edit 10/14/10: Decks have arrived! Here are photos:

If you missed our on the chance to order one, we will be offering the spare decks through PayPal. If you'd like to be notified about the spare decks, please shoot an email to and ask to be put on the mailing list (don't worry, I'll only email you once).


Edit 9/14/10: Good news, everyone!

I've gotten many, many messages asking if there was a PayPal option, which I was unable to help with. Upon placing the order for the decks, however, I learned that there is a discount if you order a certain number, and it would actually be cheaper to order more of them. I'm going to go ahead and order the extras, which will be available for sale via PayPal once the decks arrive.

If you would like to be notified when the PayPal decks are for sale, please send an email to and let us know! You'll be emailed when the chance arrives.

Otherwise, simply keep an eye on my journal. And, to get this out of the way, we will have around 50 extras, so hopefully there will be enough for everyone. Please keep in mind that these will not be for sale until all of the decks arrive, which will be around one month from now. Thanks for your patience, everyone!

Edit 9/9/10: Broken Spell has hit the 6k mark with 37 hours left! Way to go, guys!

Edit 8/27/10: There are exactly two weeks left before sales of the deck are closed forever! If you've been planning on getting one, please pledge your order before Sept 10. Once Sept 10 hits, we will be sending out bulk messages to confirm your orders and take addresses. Thanks, guys!

Edit 8/3/10 11:30om EST: The project has been moved to Kickstarter!…

To everyone who ordered already through PayPal, you will be receiving a refund shortly. The way Kickstarter works is that you will 'pledge' the cost of the deck, and on the end date your credit card will be charged. We unfortunately had to raise the cost by 50 cents to make up for Kickstarter's 5% fee.

Because of the delay, the end date has been extended to Sept 10! Thank you all for your support!

Edit 7/30/10 2:30pm EST: PayPal has put a limitation on our account. Apparently they don't allow pre-orders. If I can't figure out a solution with someone at PayPal the project is going to have to be canceled. I would hate to see this happen so I am trying my best... If anyone knows of a similar payment system like PayPal that allows pre-orders, please let me know! If the project is canceled, everyone will be refunded the full amount they paid. It would be a huge shame, since we've already raised about $1,000.

Thanks, I'll keep you all updated.


The Broken Spell card deck sales are now open! We will continue to take orders until August 31. After that date, you will no longer be able to purchase one. Ever! Charity donations will go to Save the Rhino… , a decision inspired by the lovely Douglas Adams.

Some samples of the cards:

La Belle Dame Sans Merci by basalt :thumb88243181: Broken Spell - Ace of Heart by lampton Just Two Wishes by Nashya
Dearest Prince by Fabio-Barboni Beauty and the Beast - card by nati Jack and the Beanstalk by Ahvia Red+Wolf+Woods by theCHAMBA
Cinderella by doven k i s s +  c r y by pyawakit Mmadipetsane by mooncalfe

Thanks, everyone!