“Cartoonist writes about this experiences drawing comic. What he says in the third paragraph will break your heart/blow your mind/astonish you beyond all measurable measure.”
Ok, maybe not :p
Anyway, the third digital issue of Shadow Hero is out! :)
Written by Gene Yang (who recently won the LA Times Book Award for Young Adult Literature!) and drawn by myself, the published book is out in July but you can read the e-versions now! :) Available on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, or B&N Nook!
The visuals for interiors were always a little trickier to find then exteriors – most photographs from back in the day focus on shots of buildings rather than the rooms inside. Fortunate circumstances did lead to a good source though – I’d been in NYC for the comic con back in 2011, and took a trip to the Museum of the Chinese in America (http://www.mocanyc.org/), where Gene had artwork up as part of an exhibition of Chinese-American cartoonists (GB Tran was part of it too!)
Elsewhere in the exhibition there were a set of photogrpahs of Chinatown interiors by a photographer called Robert Glick
When I got back to Singapore, I looked him up on the interweb and found some really great photos:
They were taken in the 1980s, but that’s part of the appeal of the photos I guess – there’s a sense of time standing still, even if only for a little while.
Anyway, some reviews for Shadow Hero #3 below, thanks for all the kind words, all! :)
I was quite excited to see my name mentioned at the MOCA exhibition too! :p
And for everything else: