Khalid Birdsong

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Sushi Side Dish
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Thanks for your support!  Your patronage will help make being a cartoonist easier.  
Fried Chicken Appetizer
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Thanks for helping to make my dream of cartooning easier. You get to see sketch ideas for new strips and tips on how to create comics professionally.  You are awesome!
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You get everything above plus you see any sketch ideas, character designs and illustrations I create for comics or personal work before anyone else online.  I will also share tips on how to improve as an artist and cartoonist.  

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My name is Khalid Birdsong and I draw the webcomic Fried Chicken and Sushi.
  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Japan?  I'll give you a hint- fun, frustrating and funny!  My comic strips are a humorous look at what it's really like living as a foreigner in Japan based on my two years teaching English in Junior High Schools. 

The original Fried Chicken and Sushi updated every Tuesday and Thursday for over five years on and finished at the end of May, 2015.  It has now morphed into a  strip about an African-American family living in Japan with a crazy, magical raccoon spirit named Tanuki.  It runs on my site and is also syndicated on

Drawing is a true passion so all of my comics will always be free to read online but it would be wonderful to have your patronage so that I can afford to spend more time focusing on them.  When you support, you can get access to my Patreon activity stream where you can see sketches for upcoming comics, character designs, get tips on making better comics, and how to improve your creative work life balance. 

Please go ahead and choose your support level and become a Fried Chicken and Sushi patron today.  Thank you! 

Here are samples of Fried Chicken and Sushi comics:

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When I reach my goal I'll ask you guys if I should either draw a full color Sunday comic every week or do five strips a week Monday through Friday.     
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