On a special Asian Pacific American Heritage Month edition of Hard NOC Life, Dominic and Keith are joined by a trio of authors — Gene Luen Yang, Sarah Kuhn, and Minh Lê — who all have AAPI-themed graphic novels out now from DC Comics!
With Birds of Prey ready to break box office records, and a brand new YA graphic novel from DC Comics, the shadow of Cassandra Cain descends upon a brand new episode of Hard NOC Life!
Recorded live during the Asian American ComiCon Summit on Art, Action, and the Future.
In the wake of Wonder Woman, with Mulan on the horizon, what should we expect in a rich, textured, powerful and provocative Asian (or Asian American!) heroine? What’s worked, what hasn’t and why has it taken so damned long?
In 2009, the Asian American ComiCon was held in New York City, bringing together Asian indie and mainstream comics creators for a historic gathering to celebrate the unique and flourishing graphic storytelling of our community. Now, eight years later, AACC is hosting its second event: a Summit on Art, Action and the Future. In a time where diversity and creativity are both under attack, the Summit will feature diverse creators talking about where we’re going next.
In the less than a week, superhero stories will feel less #whitewashedOUT when author Sarah Kuhn’s newest novel, Heroine Complex, hits bookshelves — digital and otherwise — all across the country. Telling the story of superhero “Aveda Jupiter” and her put upon personal assistant Evie, Heroine Complex brings something to the superhero genre that it could always use more of: interesting, multi-dimensional women of color. Continue reading “Heroine Complex is the Asian American Superhero Story We Need AND Deserve”
Over at io9.com today, Charlie Jane Anders has the scoop on the latest novel from author Sarah Kuhn, Heroine Complex. In addition to the exclusive first look at the book’s fantastic cover, illustrated by Jason Chan, you can also find an excerpt from the book. Click the cover below to read more about Kuhn’s Asian American superhero novel at io9!