Mitzi, an American girl attending international school in Tokyo, discovers the mysterious Lost Property Office while searching for her friend Maki’s homework in the sprawling Tokyo subway system. Mitzi gets her own chance to become a Finder like Mr. Motomeru and his nephew Yuki, and she soon learns that there’s more to Finding than traveling through space-time!
My illustrations for The Lost Property Office
, a two-part young adult short story by Marji Napper in the March and April issues of Cricket magazine. It was a lot of fun to research (Tokyo subway tunnels! Japanese houses! Tokyo Station in the 1930’s!) and I’m pleased with the results. I worked on both chunks of illustrations at different times, but I tried to keep the feel and colors relatively tied-together. (I also got to contribute to my long-term goal of inserting cats into illustrations whenever possible)