ToCo - the Tokyo Collective

Created in early 2018 by Julia Nascimento and Erica Ward, ToCo – the Tokyo Collective emerged as an irrepressible desire to work with other local creatives: to join forces, to share ideas and experiences, to tell stories together.
Our first attempt, the anthology “hajime” (in Japanese, “beginning”), released in April 2018, features comics, poetry, and illustrations of seven non-Tokyo-native artists telling their first impressions of the city.
Our second edition, “monogatari” (in Japanese, “to tell of things”), assembles twice the number of contributors telling stories of inanimate objects of Tokyo in a completely different way, giving the anthology a strength born from diversity.
We hope the ToCo project continues in the form of many other issues and events, bringing together the best of ourselves through the great and challenging opportunity of working with other creatives.