Posted by Lillian On September 23rd, 2014
Posted by Lillian On September 8th, 2014
Perform your civic duty…hopefully, more informed than ah-Lin’s. In Massachusetts, primary elections will take place. Check out this Voters’ Guide with a listing of all the candidates.
Posted by Lillian On August 29th, 2014
I knew that I would enjoy reading Animal Crackers because it’s by one of my all-time fave comic writer/artist Gene Luen Yang. I just didn’t realize just how much I would like it. The writing is so damn…thoughtful.
The work here precedes American Born Chinese. The skill Gene has in weaving a story and making you fall in love with his characters — flaws and all — in just a few panels is as present here as in American Born Chinese. I am simply in awe.
This one handy volume collects Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks and Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order, my first two graphic novels. Gordon Yamamoto started off as a 28-page comic that I self-published with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. Loyola Chin was originally published as mini-comics. It’s great to see them in square-bound format. I added a 12-page bonus feature where I talk about making comics, publishing comics, and the awesomeness of comics. READ MORE >
On a side note, my greatest disappointment while I was at San Diego Comic Con this year was not meeting Gene. I tried, but didn’t try hard enough since I didn’t realize that he’d probably be making appearances at other booths as well. So, this was as close as I was able to get to him:
Posted by Lillian On August 26th, 2014
Thanks, Mom, for the inspiration.
And how can you ever say no to home-cooked tomato and eggs with a heaping bowl of rice? That will quell any feelings of anger or hurt
Here’s Part 1 of You’re Fat, if you missed it.
Posted by Lillian On August 22nd, 2014
One of the variant covers for Spider-Woman issue 1 is the reason why I was so turned off from DC/Marvel and other superhero comic books initially. I mean, splayed butt cheeks at the ready was an image that Marvel Comics was OK with for Spider-Woman (or any other female for that matter)? Who was at that creative meeting? Seriously.
How many days did we go without an incident like this?
Is it safe to say things have been OK recently as far as art is concerned in the comic book industry? At the very least, I had to think pretty hard to come up with the last incident of misogynistic art. So that’s… something. I mean, there’s art you personally might consider too sexualized in general, but there’s that other level of comic book hell reserved for The Hawkeye Initiative-type stuff or otherwise absurd art.
Yesterday, Comic Book Resources posted exclusive November solicits from Marvel Comics, which included the anticipated Spider-Woman #1. The piece included this variant cover by Milo Manara.
For more about this butt-tastic fiasco, head on over to The Mary Sue.
And just to further the point a bit — Spider-Man would’ve looked so fierce in the same pose, no?
Posted by Lillian On August 21st, 2014
Hey All, I realize I have been MIA, but I am back in business. Although, if you’ve been getting your issues of the Sampan Newspaper, then you’re up to date on the EBG happenings
The latest comic here was inspired by actual events. I went to San Diego Comic Con this year and after a week of craziness, I returned home to my mother informing me that I’d gotten chunky.
Oh, my Chinese Immigrant Mom! Such a way with words…truly.
Anyhow, I’ve got some news to share in the days to come and an even fresher, newer comic coming up. Thanks for following and thanks for your support!
Posted by Lillian On July 11th, 2014
Posted by Lillian On June 20th, 2014
Posted by Lillian On May 23rd, 2014
Posted by Lillian On May 13th, 2014
ABC has picked up Fresh Off the Boat, based on Eddie Huang‘s memoir about being part of a Chinese immigrant family trying to make it in 1990s Orlando. Starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, and Ian Chen
Anyhow, it looks promising. My only gripe is the accents…they should’ve called on Russell Peters for some help on that end.
PS. Super glad that the treatment of the series title does not contain any ‘Asian’ chop suey-esque font. Thank you ceative director and designers for thinking outside the box!