Little Happy Teeth Around the World – A Comic Travelogue

By Rylan Thompson

 

Almost nine years ago, my wife Susan and I were married and set off on a six-month honeymoon around the world. Funded mostly by our wedding attendees, we departed Chicago and visited Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, China, U.A.E., Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Spain, Morocco and Portugal. I decided to document it all in comic form, drawn in one leather bound Moleskine sketchbook. Half of it was drawn while traveling, and the rest has slowly developed in subsequent years. While I anticipated finishing the project much sooner, it has been a joy to relive our trip while poring over photo reference material and journal entries. It is the most important relic I own.

 

 

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China page 35

 

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Spain page 75

 

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Thailand page 15

 

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Morocco page 81

 

Rylan Thompson is a visual artist living in Chattanooga. Originally from the Chicago area, he got his BFA from Northern Illinois University. He has exhibited his work in Illinois, New York, Oregon and Tennessee.