Friday, September 21, 2012

Alt. Comics Exhibition at MOCA

My original pages for upcoming Secret Identities anthology will be exhibited as part of alternative comics exhibition at the Museum of Chines in America in New York.
The opening reception is on September 27th from 6-8 PM. The location of the museum is:
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
(b/w Howard & Grand St. One block north of Canal St)

Hope you can come to the show and see the original pages of Ching Shih, the pirate goddess of the sea, written by Natalie Kim and drawn by me. There will be other original pages from the anthology plus  Marvels and Monsters exhibition at the museum. This show will be up till Feb 24th 2013.
For more info, please visit

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Strumpet #2 Kick Starter

Strumpet is a comic magazine edited and produced by my awesome studio mate Ellen Lindner and her friend and a fellow cartoonist Jeremy Day. It contains comics by many talented female cartoonists from  the U.K. and United States and I'm so excited to be part of their next issue which is about Traveling. This issue is much bigger than the last one, 80 + pages! The contributing artists include Kripa Joshi (Miss Moti), Julia Scheele (Peckham Invalids), Patrice Aggs (The DFC and The Phoenix), Emily Ryan Lerner (Buy Olympia), Badaude (Tate, Guardian, Times),Tanya Meditzky (The Man Who Clapped), Choi Juhyun (Under The Skin of the Wolf), Robin Ha (Marvel), Karrie Fransman (The Guardian, the Times, The House that Groaned), and many more.

We are trying to raise funds to print and distribute this issue of Strumpet through Kick Starter and we need all of your help to reach our goal. Please visit the Kick Starter page to find out more about this issue of Strumpet and donate! Every little bit helps. Your donation not only will provide funds to print and distribute them, but you'll also get this issue of the strumpet, the last issue of Strumpet, and also a copy of awesome prints and badges made by the contributing artists depending on the amount of your donation. Strumpet has given the platform for all different types of female storytellers from U.K. and U.S. and it'd be an awesome thing to continue publishing this gem of indie comics.

My piece on this issue is a 5 pages short memoir about my encounters with a "thief" and a "charming seducer" in my travel through Italy couple years back. Here's a sneak peek.

If you want to find out what happened in my travel to Italy, and also read what the other fabulous female cartoonists around the globe have to tell about "Going Places", please visit Kick Starter and help us publish the Strumpet #2! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

warm up pen and ink drawings

I've been collecting old photos from flea markets and vintage shops all over the world, thinking that I'll use them for my art someday. And I never really did anything with it until a few days ago. I've been inking pages for the upcoming Strumpet, and my inking was very rusty since I haven't used fountain nips in a very long time. So I thought, I should do a pen and ink drawing before inking the pages to loosen up. And it's been very helpful. I wonder what happened to these people in the faded photographs, of course they are all dead now, but what happened to their children and grandchildren. It would be interesting to follow the history of these photographs to see how it was first taken and who these people in the photos are, to how it ended up in the hands of a stranger like me.