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Friday, October 19, 2018

Sketchbook: Baby Elephant Hug

Happy Friday :)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Friday, October 05, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Negotiating Conflicts in Adulthood

TFW you're self-aware enough to have regret.

Far easier to never hold yourself accountable though.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Sketchbook: Elephant and Ostrich Friends

Drawn from photo reference via awwww-cute.tumblr and DSWT. Fan art :)

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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Some Sketchbook Fan Art Inspired By Climbers

A period of life transitions. Fighting my way out of some blues. Climbing helps, but my mental game hasn’t been strong. Trying to rebuild confidence and climb on, one move at a time.

Sketchbook fan art inspired by climbers and explorers. 
Sketched from @pablo_durana’s stunning photo of The North Face #tnfantarctica17 expedition.

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. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Single Girl, Asian Daughter: Lessons Learned

Shout out to Director's Jon M. Chu's movie Crazy Rich Asians, in the hope that it opens doors for more diverse stories & voices to surface. Representation matters. Thanks to all the trailblazers.

Throwback comic below: Single Girl, Asian Daughter.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

How To Feel A Little Better

Remember something that brings you joy.

Get it down on paper. Hang it up.

Keep going.