Legendary Marvel Comics writer Akira Yoshida is looking to branch out into a different field in 2019: travel writing.
While food journalism was top-notch this past year, I found most travel writing severely lacking. Might have to do something myself in 2019.— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) December 24, 2018
Yoshida's biggest complaint came from an article on Singapore, claiming it was a cut and paste job, likely influenced by Marvel Comics' yearly world-shattering comics events which are cut and pasted from the year before.
Just read an “article” on Singapore that was so stereotypical, I swear it was a cut & paste job of top “things to do/places to eat” searches— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) December 24, 2018
Forgetting he works for a company that promoted a white man who pretended to be a Japanese man in order to skirt editorial policy to get writing work, which is embarrassing in its own right, Yoshida said he was embarrassed for the writer of the Singapore article and its publisher.
I finished the piece and was literally embarrassed for the writer and publication, and scared for anyone who took their advice. Do the work.— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) December 24, 2018
What advice does Yoshida have for aspiring travel writers? Do the work. Or just pretend to be another race. It seemed to work for him.