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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mind the Creative Gap

This interview quote from Ira Glass was one of the things that got me cartooning. In the original interview, he talks how we have better taste as creatives than what we are able to produce when we start out. That has always stuck with me.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Living the Consequences

Sometimes I wish there was an "undo" button IRL :p

Monday, September 17, 2018

Event: Carousel at the Society of Illustrators

Excited to be performing with this line-up at tonight's Brooklyn Book Festival event!

Tickets: https://www.societyillustrators.org/events/carousel-comics-performances

Friday, September 14, 2018

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Update: Goodbye to Daily Cartooning

7 years ago, I started my practice of daily cartooning. It was the best thing I ever did for myself. 

Today, I'm starting a new full-time job. 

I'll continue writing and cartooning, but I decided to let go of my daily cartooning practice. 

It makes me a little sad, but I think it's necessary for me to grow and make room to to take on other creative projects. Maybe this will make me a better artist.

It's not really a goodbye. For now, I'll scale back to doing comic strips on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thanks to everyone who has read along and cheered me on over the years. It has meant everything to me. 

Stay tuned for new and different projects ahead. 






Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Time-Lapse of Me Watching "Crazy Rich Asians" Opening Weekend

I thought I was too old to cry at a romantic comedy and I am.

But I still walked out of the theater, sobbing. I wasn't crying for anything that happened in the movie. It was more like why I cried for Killmonger's tortured character in Marvel's Black Panther: they were tears of recognition. 

It's a feeling related to this old cartoon. Representation matters.


Not everybody's going to cry. Crazy Rich Asians is a super fun, high-fashion, foodie crowd-pleaser, but there's a special wink-nod in the movie for Asians who grew up in the West. Thanks to Jon M. Chu, Kevin Kwan, and the crazy beautiful cast and crew.

If you can, check it out this opening weekend. Hoping its success opens doors for more diverse stories to be told.