_  When I starting think of what I wanted to draw for the cover The Tokyoiter, Hanami (Cherry blooming) period was just around the corner and it was in everyone's mind. The other subject, that I was on my mind a lot at the time, was how Japanese people put much pride and time into their hobbies. In the end, I took these two cultures, tradition one and modern one and juxtapose them to make hopefully an enjoyable image to look at.  _  Louis-Étienne Vallée an illustrator and animator currently based in Tokyo.  I've previously worked in Print,  Gaming and Animation for television and I'm available for freelance work.  _    www.louisetiennevallee.com      @louis_etienne_vallee
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