Publisher: Ponent Mon S.L.

The title T?ky? Is My Garden is akin to the English idiom Like the back of my hand. When David Martin is sent as a sales representative to Japan for Heurault cognacs of France, he spends his time discovering Japanese culture and finding his way through the night-life of Tokyo. Then his boss announces an imminent visit to check up on his (lack of) progress. He must turn the situation around quickly or risk losing his job, his visa and the woman he loves. So starts an amusing and exciting chase as David attempts to chaperon his boss and seduce his lover through a bustling life that is Tokyo. By the creators of the cult titles Yukiko's Spinach, Cities of the Fantastic (NBM) and The Walking Man.

About Fr?d?ric Boilet

[b]Fr?d?ric Boilet[/b] was born in 1960 in France. He debuted in 1983 and a decade later won the first yearly Kodansha Morning Manga Fellowship whence he moved to Japan where he still lives and works. [b]Kan Takahama[/b] was born in 1977 in Amakusa, Japan. Her debut story in 2000 was a prized entry in the famed underground magazine [i]Garo[/i]. She lives with her husband in Japan.

About Frédéric Boilet

[b]Frédéric Boilet[/b] was born in 1960 in France. He debuted in 1983 and a decade later won the first yearly Kodansha Morning Manga Fellowship whence he moved to Japan where he still lives and works. [b]Kan Takahama[/b] was born in 1977 in Amakusa, Japan. Her debut story in 2000 was a prized entry in the famed underground magazine [i]Garo[/i]. She lives with her husband in Japan.

About Fr Boilet

[b]Fr

About Frdric Boilet

[b]Frdric Boilet[/b] was born in 1960 in France. He debuted in 1983 and a decade later won the first yearly Kodansha Morning Manga Fellowship whence he moved to Japan where he still lives and works. [b]Kan Takahama[/b] was born in 1977 in Amakusa, Japan. Her debut story in 2000 was a prized entry in the famed underground magazine [i]Garo[/i]. She lives with her husband in Japan.

About Benoît Peeters

About Benot Peeters

About Beno Peeters

About Beno?t Peeters

About Jirô Taniguchi

About Jiro Taniguchi

Jiro Taniguchi was born 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He trained in the 60's and debuted in 1971 in 'Young Comic'. During the 70's he worked with author Natsuo Sekikawa before launching into their massive work 'The times of Botchan' in the 80's. The 90's saw many solo works including the prize winning 'A Distant Neighborhood'. The new millenium saw Taniguchi's epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura's novel 'The Summit of the Gods' into a 1500 page manga. He continues to live and work in Japan.

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