March 11th! Seattle! Mutha Magazine is celebrating a decade of publishing stories of “real-life motherhood, from every angle, at every stage.” Contributing to Mutha made a huge impact on my comics career. Almost 10 years ago, Beginning’s End, my story about being a new mother, was nominated for an Eisner, and it’s all thanks toContinue reading “Mutha Magazine 10th Anniversary Celebration”
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I will be a featured guest at this year’s Toronto Comic Art Festival (TCAF) on April 29-30. This will be the debut of my book The Man in the McIntosh Suit. I haven’t been to TCAF in over 10 years when I repped for Sparkplug Books and got to meet for the first time theContinue reading “Oh, Canada!”
24 Hour Comics Challenge
I participated in the 24 Hour Comics Challenge where cartoonists were prompted to draw a comic strip every hour for one day. Here’s the results of my part in the whole exercise. Enjoy! (Swipe through each set of images below to read the strips in their entirety.) 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AMContinue reading “24 Hour Comics Challenge”
Coming Spring 2023: The Man in the McIntosh Suit
Very excited to announce that my upcoming book, The Man in the McIntosh Suit, will be out next year in May 2023. Details on the Drawn & Quarterly website!
The Stranger, Saturday
One morning, this happened.
Drawing from Home
I had the privilege of being a part of a virtual panel with cartoonist Ebony Flowers where we shared our works in progress and got to talk about the cartoonist craft with graphic prose creator, Marcel Walker. The panel entitled “Drawing from Home” was presented by the Center for African American Poetry & Poetics atContinue reading “Drawing from Home”
D+Q Spring 2022 Live Series: In Conversation with Rumi Hara
Happy Spring, friends! Join me and Brooklyn-based cartoonist Rumi Hara in a virtual conversation as we celebrate the release of her new book, The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories. Thursday, May 27, 20229:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ETZoom eventRSVP today
Sneak Peek: The Man in the McIntosh Suit
Drawn and Quarterly has shared a glimpse of what I’ve been working on. It’s my upcoming book, The Man in the McIntosh Suit, which follows the exploits of Bobot Juañez, a Filipino immigrant whose search for his long-lost wife brings him to the Filipino community of San Francisco’s Manilatown. Set at the end of theContinue reading “Sneak Peek: The Man in the McIntosh Suit”
Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1
Excited to share the news that I was invited to write the foreword for Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1, the latest issue from the exciting, ground-breaking series, showcasing the talents of Asian American and Pacific Islander writers and artists, and telling heartfelt stories of Asian Pacific Islander superheroes in the Marvel universe! I’m so honored toContinue reading “Marvel’s Voices: Identity #1”
Let’s reminisce about the times you had to act as a proxy for your parents whenever they couldn’t attend all those Filipino family events. Originally published in Whirlwind Wonderland.