A little over two weeks ago, I had the honor of leading a comics workshop with my SIUniverse partner Jerry Ma at the world renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Part of their annual Lunar New Year festival, Jerry and I helped small children and their families use inspiration from the museum’s rooms of Asian art to create their own superhero characters.

If you follow The Nerds of Color — or SIUniverse Mediaon Instagram, you might have seen some of the photos we took during our time at the Met.

The Power Princess is a scientist who flies with electricity and protects the Bronx. Created by Yemaiiyah.

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Prior to the event, Jerry and I were interviewed by Mary Ann Bonet, Program Coordinator, the museum’s Teen and Family Programs. We talk a bit about why comics were important to us and what kids could look forward to doing at our station during the festival.

For more professional looking photos, check out the gallery below for official ones from the Met’s photographer Andrew Kist.

All in all, it was a tremendous honor to be a small part of such a wonderful event at such an iconic art museum. Big thanks to all of the volunteers that got us through the day, and a special thanks to Maya Valladares for inviting us to be there in the first place!

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