Earlier this month, we were part of CTRL+ALT, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s pop-up culture lab in the former Pear River Mart location in SoHo. Along with Clark University’s Betsy Huang, our fearless leader Keith Chow co-hosted a reading lounge in which they held workshops, panels, and salon discussions with other artists. We’ll be bringing you these sessions over the next few weeks, starting with this one-on-one conversation between Keith and renowned comic artist Jamal Igle.

Jamal chats with Keith about collaborating with Larry Hama on their “Fan Fiction” contribution to the CTRL+ALT Reading Lounge, a take one Carl Barks’ classic Junior Woodchucks comics.

unnamedThey also discuss the history — and necessity — of Jamal’s creator-owned comic series Molly Danger and his latest creation, the Kickstarter-funded series Black. In addition, Jamal reveals why he’s an SJW (that would be Social Justice Warlord) and why it’s important now more than ever to use his position in the comics industry to stand up for marginalized communities.

All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.

Special thanks to Lawrence Minh-Bui Davis and Adriel Luis from the Smithsonian APA for inviting us to be a part of CTRL+ALT!


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