James, along with local artist Joy Mendoza, created Playing Asian: The Comic in an effort to be more culturally and linguistically accommodating for non-native English readers. Just kidding! He was tired of stealing other people’s images on the Internet and so he asked Joy to draw a cartoon of his face. He was impressed that she successfully captured the essence of his mole and eyebrows. Thus, the comic was born. Initial sketches and drafts can be viewed anytime on Flickr, and are also featured on select Playing Asian posts.
Opportunity for artists: I’m currently looking for new artists to partner with! If you’re an artist with want to contribute your creative talents to exploring Asian-American culture and leadership, please contact me!
- Playing Asian: The Podcast
- Monopoly: Playing Asian Edition (Land on a railroad? Go to jail.)
- Playing Asian themed Twinkies