Hyphen is a super-slick magazine about Asian American arts, culture and politics, somehow entirely run by volunteers. Kudos to them for publishing their first piece of comics (which they call a "graphic essay"), and thanks to GB Tran for doing this collaboration with me. The comic is in the print magazine; the interview is online here.
Well, they give me gray hairs, but sometimes they give me great joy. These are my students at Oakland International High School, an alternative public school for recent immigrants who are learning English. We just published our third annual collection of comics written and drawn by my 9th and 10th graders. I hope to do this again next year. If you'd like to buy a print or download copy and support next year's project, please click here.
While the kids hunted for Easter eggs, I scribbled some family portraits in my sketchbook. In characteristic fashion, Sailaja sat uncomplaining and multitasked; big sis said I made her look like Gollum and liked it best when I actually drew her as Gollum; dad approved and said when he died, I could put it in a frame and stick it on his altar.