Last night, news broke across social media that legendary human rights activist Yuri Kochiyama had passed away. Official news sources were slow to confirm, but sadly, it was true. The world had lost another titan of history — less than a week from the day Maya Angelou was taken from us, no less. The universe can be cruel sometimes.
As part of the digital comic I edited in conjunction with the Smithsonian‘s touring “I Want the Wide American Earth” Asian American history exhibit last September, I commissioned my fellow SIUniverse alum Jef Castro to create bookend pieces for the book that were inspired by the Carlos Bulosan poem from which the exhibit drew its name.
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The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.
For the latest Strength in NUMBERS alternate album cover, we’ve once again applied the Jamie Noguchi System™, this time to represent one-half of Blue Scholars and stalwart of the Seattle hip-hop scene: PROMETHEUS BROWN. After the jump, download a high-resolution jpeg of the latest Strength in NUMBERS “variant” album cover. Just right-click on the image and save. And remember to DONATE NOW to help make this project a reality!
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