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:
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.
Sailor Twain or the Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel Recommended for Grade 11 and Up Hauntingly beautiful... or is it beautifully haunting? Probably both. 'NUFF SAID!
Recently, I sat down with celebrated YA lit author Sara Zarr to talk about writing, creativity, and Frito Scoops. We had a great conversation, and you can get the podcast here!
I get a lot of e-mail from aspiring cartoonists asking for advice, even more so now that I'm writing the Airbender comics. Figured I should share some of my thoughts here. Here's a slightly edited version of my response in a recent exchange: Here's what I think: You have to decide whether self-expression is more important [...]