Posts Tagged ‘stereotypes’

Jun 30, 2014

UW Green Bay Lecture About Race in Superhero Media

It was strange that the talk was done through American Intercultural Center (if I’m not mistaken). Overall, it seems as though the audience wasn’t too sophisticated about comic book or mass media culture. They seemed uninterested or a little distant. That might be a genuine problem because it implies the audience members are truly marginalized and not consuming mainstream media. You can pick that up during the Q&A session where they ask questions about racial progress in the depictions in the media as if they didn’t have any control over it. It’s as simple as sitting down and drawing yourself into a superhero and publishing it, but it doesn’t seem they know that.

Anyway, as I’ve joked before, it looks like my run at UW-Green Bay via my Pen Tonic comic strip featuring Agent S as its first Asian superhero made an impact. And anyone who has those actual printed issues of The Fourth Estate are going to have somekind of keepsake increase in value.

Don’t worry, dear fans (not that many), Agent S will return.

Nov 5, 2011

George Michael: The Ultimate Man

No, no, no, I got a point. You gotta have faith. (more…)

Jul 21, 2011

Pen Tonic Comics: Peter Lorre America’s First Asian American President

Yuppers. (more…)

Sep 22, 2010

Living up to Stereotype: Eating Balut/Khai Luk (fetal duck egg)

I want to start a regular entry called “Living up to the Stereotype”. It’s main focus is, for me as an Asian-American, to live up to the American stereotypes of Asians (what is unfortunately an amalgamation of a diversity of Asian cultures). For example, Americans would believe that any Chinese person was notorious for eating dog meat. That isn’t always the case. (more…)

Aug 30, 2010

Agent S: Past, present, and future; the dream project

From the pages of UW-Green Bay’s student newspaper The Fourth Estate comes Agent S…

A quick mock up from Full Metal Yakuza.

A quick mock up from Full Metal Yakuza.