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I Gotta Be Me!

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This is a bit of change of pace, with a bit more writing within, as I navigate more autobiographical waters. It is still cartoon-y, as you can see, and may satisfy some of you who wish I would write more. For those who don’t, well, I do ‘not writing’ very well, too!

I do quite a bit more of this sort of content on my Instagram account (@wiltoons), so if you like it, you are more than welcome to follow me there.


I am a Sansei, with two teens, and a hamster. This blog is a repository for ideas and observations, expressed in cartoon form, by and large. A bit of a journal too. Feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM @ WILTOONS, (the Twitter for people who like to go out) where I post a journal comic. Thanks for dropping by! The pic is of me and my boy Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. (not really a fan but he wanted his pic with me) © Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons, 2009 to 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So there.

9 thoughts on “I Gotta Be Me!

  1. I like the new wordy style. Of course, I liked the old style, too.

    You had me at “Inscrutable oriental thoughts” and “Werther’s … Pocket warmed.”

    Can’t wait to see more!

    1. I hear you! I have been neglecting my writing pen of late, and I can’t promise it won’t happen again. As they say about striking hot irons . . .

  2. I really liked this. Interesting and amusing.

    I didn’t smile much when I was very little (long, convoluted story which basically amounts to one time I was told I had buck-teeth and I became very conscious about it) and adults kept going all error 404, page not found about it.

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment. Ah those offhand comments that follow you to adulthood. ‘Hey kid with the weird face’ et al.

  3. Nice work Wilt.
    I think it is a case of other way round for me, I was a lively child but much more deadpan these days. I think the stroke changed my overall emotive demeanour… Loads of mischief and madness going on inside my head though!

  4. Thanks for the lovely comment Bryntin. As a kid, I quickly learned how to navigate the adult world through subterfuge and fakery. (not like now where we are all straight with one another haha) With my chums, however, I was as animated as a Mel Blanc character, and became a class stand-up comic of sorts. An upcoming post will tell all.
    BTW a brain injury does that to you, even tho inside things haven’t slowed down at all. My wife likes to say that I have ‘special needs’, that obnoxious catch-all for being a bit thick.

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