Secret Asian Man’s Tak Toyoshima Featured on Public Television

At the end of December, Central Florida’s public television’s Global Perspectives program featured a 30-minute interview with cartoonist and Secret Asian Man creator Tak Toyoshima. On the show, Tak is interviewed by Pulitzer Prize-winning John Bersia and they discuss everything from comics to education to diversity. Check out the full interview after the jump.

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Top Ten Asian Pacific American Comics Characters

by Gene Yang | Originally posted at

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Er… did you know that May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month? Well, now you do. And I hope you have a happy one.

All over cyberspace, folks are celebrating in all sorts of ways. Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Yang (no relation) kicked things off with an article that asks if the APA community is one or many (and graphically compares it to Voltron). CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) launched a campaign of YouTube videos with several prominent APA entertainers talking about their career paths.

I’m doing my part by sharing with you my Top Ten Favorite APA characters in comics. They aren’t listed in any specific order, but they all meet these requirements: They’re in comics, they’re of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, they’re American, and they make my heart happy. Continue reading “Top Ten Asian Pacific American Comics Characters”

EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring DJ BONICS & ERIKA DAVID by Tak Toyoshima

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

With only five days left to donate to the Strength in NUMBERS Kickstarter, we’re going to feature TWO album covers, both illustrated by TAK TOYOSHIMA of Secret Asian Man fame!  The first features PA’s own — and Wiz Khalifa’s touring DJ — DJ BONICS. Followed up by YouTube singing star ERIKA DAVID!

After the jump, download high-resolution jpegs of the both Strength in NUMBERS alternate album covers. Just right-click on the image and save. And remember to DONATE NOW to help make this project a reality! There’s not much time left!

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