“With martial valor, if one becomes like a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die.”

It starts with a movie: Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai, directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Forest Whitaker. It builds momentum with a book: The Hagakure, written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo and translated by William Scott Wilson. And now it moves to the next phase: determined and advancing toward short comics stories to amuse, dismay, and frighten.