MacTeenBooks is featuring a blog post by me about Level Up, my new graphic novel with Thien Pham. I talk about comics, videogames, and my dad:
My father is a pretty typical Chinese immigrant of the 1970’s: hard-working, practically-minded, and frugal to a fault. Throughout my life, we’ve had this constant conflict. I wanted to draw funny pictures. He wanted me to become a productive member of society—specifically, a doctor, a lawyer, or an engineer.
This conflict seems to be universal among the children of immigrants, especially as we come of age and begin making life decisions. Should I follow my heart or my parents’ wishes?
Full article here.