Posts Tagged ‘cartoon’

Dec 1, 2014

How To Draw Ethnic Faces

Sep 23, 2014

Pen Tonic Animated: Troll Country Episode 1 Anatomy of a Train Wreck

Jul 26, 2014

Need For Asian Superheroes

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/26/opinion/yang-comics-superheroes/index.html?c=&page=0

By Chongchen Saelee

This article by Jeff Yang kinda gets it half-way. We don’t need Asian Superheroes for EVERYONE, just for those who consume superhero culture.

It turns out, America did have a superhero called The Green Turtle back in 1940s, but because of anti-Chinese stuff in the day, was never allowed to reveal his identity.

Unfortunately, it just seems like they’re digging through the dumpster to validate themselves here. The Green Turtle might as well be played by Dana Carvey in yellowface. It’s such an old characterization. No modern Asian American can relate to it. As a piece of history, maybe it’s worth noting, but it definitely isn’t relevant anymore.

My own Asian superhero, Agent S, which debut in my alma mater student newspaper UW-Green Bay The Fourth Estate, is set in the present. I combined all the popular American superheroes to date into the archetype. And I also infused it with highly political charged imagery to leave the door open for interpretation and growth. And I’d also set my character in the real world, where Superman, Batman, and James Bond are indeed fictional, and wannabes are lunging off rooftops thinking those characters are real. That’s how I would do my hero justice.

In summary, only those who feel they need Asian superheroes should get them. And if no one gives them that validation, do what I did, come up with your own. That’s the only way they can truly be bulletproof.

Jun 4, 2014

Custom Eastfist-Style Drawings for Only $5!!!

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An example of my style of drawing

An example of my style of drawing

If you’d like me to do a custom drawing for you, limited to only one panel, and you have $5 to spare, hit me up at Fiverr at the link above! I look forward to working with you!

Jul 15, 2013

Introducing the Yolo Cat! From the mind that brought you Pen Tonic Comics

Bom chicka bom bom! Mrow! (more…)

Jul 11, 2013

Encounter with the Supermen: An Agent S Short Story

Blending real-life fiction into fiction. That is the way of a social satirist. Here he comes! (more…)

Apr 1, 2013

Draw My Life: Pen Tonic Style

The Untold Story… is now yours to own on Disney Blu-ray! Catch it for the first time! (more…)

Feb 25, 2012

Pen Tonic Comics: Pulling Carrots

This ain’t no Doonesbury. (more…)

Aug 20, 2010

DVD Review: Akira

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Originally released in Japan, 1987. DVD technical details: Special Edition Collector’s Tin (2-Discs), 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Color, English 5.1 (new translation) and Japanese 2.0 Dolby Surround sound; Distributed by Pioneer; MPAA Rating: R (for re-release);

Yamagata readies to inflict pain on a rival gang member.

Yamagata readies to inflict pain on a rival gang member.

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