When Jojo Siwa came to Italy, it was with a message: ‘No toys for me’
This year, Jojo siWa made headlines when he left Italy to join his longtime partner in crime, Japanese manga artist Yuji Mizoguchi, in a move that has been widely hailed as a turning point in the relationship between the two artists.
SiWa has been on a personal and professional high in recent months, with his new wife, the former model Aya Hirano, who he has become an unlikely best man at her wedding.
He also had a short-lived romantic relationship with actress Nomi Lutwakula in 2011, which he later abandoned.
After coming to Japan, he was given a job in a toy factory, but soon left the position to focus on his own career and found himself in a world where he was constantly asked about his sexuality.
“When I arrived here, I didn’t know anybody in the company,” he said at the time.
“I was the only person in the entire factory, and people asked me about it.
When I was in Japan, I was the most popular person.
They had me in their office for a while.
They didn’t want me to leave.”
A few years later, SiWa came out to his Japanese partner in law, Nomi, when he was in New York.
The couple now live in the US and SiWa has also been in a long-term relationship with Japanese artist Aya.
However, while SiWa is known as a comic book hero, his work is often about more than just his comic books.
He is also a writer and artist who often turns to the medium to tell stories.
He also likes to tell his stories with puppets.
The pair started out making their own puppet shows in their spare time, and since they have since moved into an office full of puppets, they have been able to make some of their own.
“We have had a lot of experience working on puppets in Japan,” SiWa said.
“And it has made us very happy.
Our company is a toy company, but I also like to do puppets for fun.
It is fun to do that.”
In fact, SiSha has been working with puppet artists in the form of his own work for more than 20 years.
“I started doing puppet shows a long time ago, but now I do a lot more work,” he explained.
“It’s a bit of a big change for me.”
He has also become a regular speaker at puppet conventions around the world, and he has even taken on a role at the International Toy Fair this year in Paris.
His work is not only about the medium itself, but also about the characters that he creates, as well as the stories he tells with the puppets he has made.
“It is very hard to make characters with a puppet in them,” he told The Local.
“That is a big challenge for me.
I try to give them a lot, but not always.
I am very conscious of the puppet, and the characters.
I make sure that I make a good puppet, but it is not a perfect puppet.”
It is an effort that SiWa says he makes very little time for.
“For a long while, I have been working in Japan and it is hard for me to go home and spend time with my family,” he added.
“Now, I go to the US every two weeks, so I can spend more time with family.
I have no problem with it.
But for a long period of time, I had to be here in the States.
Now I feel comfortable here, and I don’t have to travel anymore.”