Japanese mom + Irish dad = Joe McCunney.

He’s Japanese.

More or less…

Joe is Japanese is based on the real adventures of a 35-year-old “hafu-breed” who firmly believes he has to grow up. These are the wild chronicles of the (somewhat) true events of Joe McCunney and his friends, lovers, enemies, and surrounding companions. Joe is Japanese is drawn proof that no-one ever truly fits into their society and that in the end, it’s OK to be different.

Bear in mind that fabrication is quite possibly the norm. If it helps you to watch the show, or read the comic, believing that everything is true, then next time we’re on Oprah, we’ll continue the facade…

… and continue to tell stories of Joe’s life… as they make him into what he is today: Japanese.