Shattered – Secret Identities & some news updates
Originally posted at AdamWarRock.com
I was lucky enough to be included in the recent publication Shattered: Secret Identities Vol. 2.
Shattered is the second in a line of anthologies that seek to bring
multicultural voices and perspectives through the medium of comics. It’s
a book full of amazing, original art and stories by creators like Fred
Chao (Johnny Hiro), Greg Pak (The Incredible Hulk), Larry Hama (GI Joe), and tons more.
I got to work with Ming Doyle (Future Foundation, Loneliest Astronauts, Girl Comics),
who’s not only an amazing illustrator, but without a doubt, one of my
favorite comic artists in the world. We contributed a gallery piece that
basically made me into a superhero. Here’s what I look like, in a nice
There’s definitely a need for multicultural perspectives in all
artforms, but there’s no question that comics lack the kind of diversity
for all races and ethnicities. And in a medium that’s so often read by
younger kids, there’s a need to seeing all kinds of people being able to
anchor stories, to be heroes, and to be strong role models for children
growing up. Take it from someone who grew up as a minority in the
South; feeling different, feeling in the minority, and growing up in
that environment can be damaging in ways you don’t even know it. I
grasped on to Asian American characters in any comic (see: Jubilee being
honestly my favorite X-Man [X-person?]). I think Secret Identities does
a great service, and produces some amazing art in the process, and I’m
honored to be a part of it.
Anyway, you should order a copy,
or look for it in your bookstore. Shattered will be available wide
release on November 6, 2012. And check out more behind the scenes stuff
from the book tomorrow at 8Asians.com – also run by some friends of AdamWarRock.com!