Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Yeah, if only they would. For whatever reason, the Asian American experience isn't doing it for Soledad O'Brien. Personally, I don't think she's even thought of it. Here's what I'm thinking. Let's Twitterbomb Soledad and let her know we want our own special!
Friday, November 27, 2009
This is a self published book which means I'm paying for the whole print run out of pocket. So if you are a fan of SAM or know someone who might enjoy it please order your copy and help support the strip.
I'll also be making the book available for purchase directly from secretasianman.com (credit card orders via PayPal) once I get the physical copies in my hands. Thanks everyone and spread the word!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
It's strange how somehow being a failure has become...profitable. The more screwed up a celebrity, the more media coverage they get. The bigger the company the bigger the bail out. The more ridiculous a politician is, the more people think he/she is qualified to run for president in 2012. I guess in the end it's just like slowing down to watch a car accident. You know you shouldn't but you do. The problem is that EVERYONE does and before you know it people are giving birth in the travel lane.
When I really start thinking about it, it does worry me what the long term effects of all this stupidity will bear. It kind of goes back to something I used to call "pity pride". People enjoy being the bottom of the barrel. Try bringing up your crummy job at a party. Guaranteed that someone will come up with reasons why their job sucks more and they'll do it with a weird version of pride. "I get paid crap, work long hours AND my cube mate smell like old fish! HA! I win!" No. We all lose.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I'm all for social networking but I think some people are getting pretty crazy about it. It's like they think they're going to get some sort of prize if they out-friend/follower everyone. Some of the crap I see people Twitter is downright shameless. Clearly they just want to keep their little Twitter profile at the top of all their follower's update lists. It's kind of sad. Especially when you see people who are already famous Tweet about useless stuff. I guess to each their own. Just make sure to hit the little Tweet This button right there!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Obama's mission in Japan is mainly focused on the environment and nuclear proliferation. But a lot of people have also been bringing up the number of troops that we still have stationed there. Many Japanese feel it is time for the U.S. to leave these bases, mostly because the residences near then suffer from noisy low-flying airplane syndrome. There have also been some recent controversies involving US troops and Japanese citizens, including a U.S. Marine helicopter crashing into Okinawa International University, a rape of a 12 year-old girl by three U.S. servicemen and several reports of disorderly conduct in the areas around the bases. Residents are frustrated because the servicemen are not bound by local Japanese law and therefore making it difficult to prosecute.
Why do we have so many troop there anyway? I know there was a treaty (or several) that set the whole thing up after WWII for the benefit of Japan but now that Japan has been allowed to create a self defense force of their own I'm not too sure why we still need so many troops there.
I'm going to let you in on a private fantasy. Calm down, not that kind. I always thought Japan was working towards a completely robotic army. Think about it. Honda has been working feverishly to create the coolest freaking walking robots that even walk like they want to sneak up on you and kill you! Add to that Japan's shrinking young population. They couldn't create an army if they wanted to. And if these treaties have set up rules about Japan not being able to create a full fledged military force, maybe creating robots is some technical way around it since they are not human soldiers. Convinced yet? Remember when North Korea was conducting long range missle tests over Japan? I was waiting for a real Godzilla to jump out of the water and deflect it away from Japan. That would have been bad ass! Yes, I eat lots of sugar.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Ever since I was a kid, I've had a fascination/respect for the homeless. I know some homeless are bitter cretins who are unable to make good decisions but there are many out there who have simply fallen into tough times. I work right across the street from a homeless shelter in Boston and I see all types go in and out of there. I created the character Ned a few years ago to give me a opportunity to explore some of these observations.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This week, Simon says Asians are the insects of the human race. While a lot of people may feel being called an insect is an insult, it may very well be a insult to insects to feel that way! Hey, don't look at me, it was Simon!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Here's an interview I did by Dave Yang of AuthenticGamer.com. The audio is a little low so turn up the volume. I don't think I'm funny lie Bobby Lee or look like John Cho. Maybe I'm funny like John Cho and look like Bobby Lee.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sorry for the posting lapse. Just came off the Boston Comic Con and my head was spinning from all the merriment. Forgot how hard a con can be on your throat.
What I love about Halloween is hearing all the creative costumes that people come up with. One Halloween when I was still in college I wanted to get dressed up as the tank man from Tianamen Square. But I didn;t want to run in front of traffic stopping cars to show people who I was. I settled for a Chinese protester who was run over by a tank, complete with red tank tread marks on my face. Classy. Oh yeah? What's the weirdest thing you've dressed up as?
Friday, October 23, 2009
It's all going down tomorrow at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston. The Boston Comic Con. I'll be set up with original art, a Sharpie and a six year old helper dressed like a Jedi. If you're in the area definitely swing by. The impressive artist list includes: Geoff Darrow, Walt and Louise Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Time Sale, Khoi Pham, Cliff Chiang, David Mack, Scott Wegener and a ton more!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Here is the strip as it was printed. I guess some specifics are in order as well. The artwork is done in brush and pen with ink on 100lb. bristol vellum. It measures 14" wide by 8" tall. In a world (in my best movie trailer voice) were more and more artists are turning to digital originals, this is a chance to own a one of a kind hard copy.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
INSTRUCTIONS + RULES:
Get a pumpkin and carve any SAM art of your choice into it. It can be the face logo, SAM art from a random strip, an entire strip, different characters from the strip, a SAM hair wig made from a pumpkin...etc. The only rules are you need to use a pumpkin and execute some sort of SAM theme with it. Period. Enter as many different pumpkins as you wish. Entries will be accepted all the way up to midnight of Halloween night.
E-mail all entries to: email@example.com
The creators of the 3 winning SAM-o-lanterns will have their creations posted online and receive original artwork from the strip! Please be sure to include a mailing address for every entry. Get carving!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We get a lot of mail order catalogs. One thing I've noticed is the absolute lack of Asian guys in them. Maybe I'm more sensitive to these things than most but has anyone else noticed this? Will the "J" in J Crew ever stand for Japanese? And why do we need paper catalogs anyway? Do people still fill out those forms, stick a check in the SASE and wait for it to get there?
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Is it me or is everyone freaking out about swine flu just a little too much? Don't more kids die from peanut allergies? And speaking of peanut allergies, when did the peanut become so deadly? I don't remember peanut allergies when I was a kid. We even did school projects with peanut butter. I think there's something weird going on either with the processing of peanuts or with our vaccinations. I think the peanut people are getting together with the gluten and lactose intolerance people and planning to take over the world from inside our bodies. I bet the real cure for swine flu is a nice thick peanut butter sandwich on gluten enriched white bread with a tall glass of milk.