i thought some of you of the asian persuasion might find this interesting. american born chinese by gene yang is a graphic novel that was released in 2006 that has three storylines relating to growing up asian in america, one about a boy who “just wants to fit in”, another about the monkey king who apparently is a figure in chinese mythology, and the third a mock-sitcom that exploits every possible asian stereotype. i’m usu. not that into asian-american literature, but i def. enjoyed this, more than some more famous graphic novels (e.g. persepolis). the artwork is distinctive, and i can recommend this book w/out reservation. and it turns out this girl from my hometown who was a friend of a friend did the design. check it out, yo.

2 Responses to “ABC”

  1. 1 foo March 20, 2007 at 5:56 am

    thanks for the tip, i’ll check it out.

  2. 2 winyang April 18, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    i checked it out, and i liked what i saw.
    i really love the intertwining storylines. dude, fred, if you’ve not read the watchmen, you gotta read it. i just reread it again, and it’s more freakin’ brilliant than the first time ’round, even.

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