Nozomi Horibe


Hi! I’m Nozomi. I was born in Tokyo and raised in all kinds of places, which makes me a bit of a walking identity crisis.

This is maybe the reason why home and identity are a central theme in my graphic novel, “Der Trip,” which was published by Jaja Verlag this year in March. “Der Trip” is about me overcoming my fear of travelling alone and going on a month-long bike trip in Brandenburg, where all kinds of (un)spectacular things happen. I’m also really into autobiographical comics and mundane everyday happenings, and I’ve been regularly chronicling my everyday regular normal life in a webcomic called Bring Me Bonsai since I moved to Berlin in 2010.