Pause break to share that my little brother is engaged to his sweetheart and I'm a proud sister :D
Friday, May 28, 2021
Sketchbook: Proud Sister
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
That's the Best Part
To me, the eating part will always be the best part :)
Thanks for your support and stay tuned for updates.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Hug me, I'm vaxxed! Too desperate? Maybe.
Does this shirt exist yet?
Hope you do something fun for yourself this weekend...
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Writing Is Crying
New comic about writing and how often it involves tears! It's my creative process :D
I'm writing through all the pent-up emotions and this is the healthiest I've been in a long time, maybe ever. May we all be granted safe passage.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
With great privilege comes great responsibility.
Reminder to self to not look away as events around us unfold.
Everything is connected and so are we, to each other. I wish everyone safe.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Current Vibe: Lust, Caution
NYC is reopening and the CDC can't decide if we should wear masks or not.
It is spring. New Yorkers are horny and we are all doomed, lol.
Current vibe in the city: "Lust, Caution." "This is fine."
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
It's too bad I can't un-know everything I was forced to learn about myself this year.
A comic about the silent scream of self-awareness. (See The Scream by Edvard Munch)
Note on flyer below: Looking forward to participating in a webinar event tomorrow about making art in response to anti-Asian hate with three New York artist-activists I admire a lot.
Thursday, May 13, 12-1pm EST. RSVP link
Sunday, May 09, 2021
Sun Family Portrait
Happy (immigrant) mother's day <3
I drew this from a grainy photo taken with one of those ubiquitous 35mm film cameras from the 1990s.
Nobody believes in the "American dream" more than immigrant parents, who leave everything behind to start over, often with very little, so that their kids have a chance at a better life.
We all did the best we could with what we had. This is the only life I know, the only place I call home. Asian-American is the closest thing to an identity that I can claim and, for all of its history, it's an honor.
- In the photo, I'm sporting a classic, homestyle Asian kid bowl cut and a cotton tracksuit.
- For years, my mom would get her hair done in the style of news anchor "Connie Chung," who I was named after.
- In his youth, my dad's nickname was Bruce Lee's Chinese moniker, "Li Xiaolong."
- My little brother grew up to be taller than me and have an amazing head of hair.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
As Asian-Americans, we are still waking up everyday to more news headlines and stories about violent attacks and harassment, targeting people who look like us, our family, our elders.
It is taking a toll on us, our families, and our community.
I encourage you to speak up on our behalf, if you hear hateful anti-Asian speech around you, blaming Asians for the pandemic.
It's also a good time to reach out to your Asian friends and colleagues to ask if they are doing okay.
I hope we can take better care of each other and get through this together. One love.
Thanks for reading and supporting.