From the popularity of Japanese manga, to the manhua of China, and manhwa of Korea, Asians and the art of graphic storytelling have gone hand in hand.
So it’s no surprise that Asian Americans have made a name for themselves in graphic fiction and will continue to be leaders in the industry. Organized to celebrate the role of Asians in comics and cartoon art, the First Annual Asian American ComiCon will be held this Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. For artists and editors, to writers and fans, this jam-packed event will include workshops, panels, one-on-one interviews and a special keynote and award presentation honoring Larry Hama, writer of G.I. Joe.
Attending special guests include:
• Larry Hama (writer, G.I. Joe)
• Bernard Chang (artist, Wonder Woman)
• Cliff Chiang (artist, Green Arrow)
• Derek Kirk Kim (artist, The Eternal Smile)
• Greg Pak (writer, Incredible Hulk)
• Khoi Pham (artist, Mighty Avengers)
• Sean Chen (artist, Iron Man)
• Christina Strain (colorist, Runaways)
• Fred Chao (writer/artist, Johnny Hiro)
• Christine Norrie (artist, Breaking Up)
• Tak Toyoshima (writer/artist, Secret Asian Man)
• Misako Rocks! (writer/artist, Biker Girl)
• Kuo-Yu Liang (VP Sales & Marketing, Diamond Book Distributors)
• Sharad Devarajan (CEO, Liquid Comics)
• William F. Wu (writer, Hong on the Range)
• The Editors of Secret Identities (www.secretidentities.org)
Comic geeks, if you want to meet your superheroes, quickly register for this event online before tickets sell out. And if you needed more incentive, the great people at AACC have kindly provided Mochi readers with an exclusive discount! Just enter MOCHINY when checking out. More details here!