I gotta be honest. If you grew up on American pop music like me, Chinese opera can be hard to take. To Western ears, traditional Chinese singing can sound awfully whiny, like the singer is performing in spite of a mild head cold. While working on Boxers & Saints, however, I developed an appreciation for the [...]
When I tell people that my next project is about The Boxer Rebellion, they get this look in their eyes, the same look people get when they're trying to match a face with a name. Most vaguely remember hearing about it in high school history. Some know it because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some think [...]
It's that time of the week again... Lego Asians time! I know, Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom can be controversial in Asian American circles. After all, when's the last time you saw an Asian or Asian American hero with a diminutive white sidekick? (And no, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons don't [...]
A couple of years ago, I started collecting Asian Lego minifigs. You might be thinking: "Asian Lego minifigs - isn't that redundant? Aren't all Lego minifigs Asian? I mean, they're yellow, kinda short, and they all look the same." My answer: First, stop being racist. And Lego-ist. Second, a yellow complexion in Legoworld is not an [...]
Grey DeLisle is all of the following: 1. The voice of Azula from Avatar: the Last Airbender 2. The voice of Daphne Blake in a bunch of Scooby Doo Movies 3. Awesome Here's proof of #1 and #3:
co-written with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko illustrated by Gurihiru published by Dark Horse Comics recommended for Middle School and Up available as a collected hardcover or as three individual graphic novels 2008: I'm watching the very last episode of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko asks Ozai what happened to his mom, the scene cuts, I yell [...]
co-written with Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko illustrated by Gurihiru published by Dark Horse Comics recommended for Middle School and Up available as a collected hardcover or as three individual graphic novels For a variety of reasons, we decided to leave Toph out of The Search. Although it was a hard decision, it was the right one. But [...]
For the past several weeks, I've been working on the covers for my upcoming Boxers and Saints project. (For the record, I think First Second Books' Colleen AF Venable is Chip Kidd's heir apparent.) Here's some art that ultimately landed on the cutting room floor.