Afterwards, I'll do some drawings for a few people if they have the patience to wait for one. ha. I'm assuming everyone will want to hear about how Larry came up with all of his GI Joe characters. But for anyone interested, David and I will talk about a more grass roots approach to comics. By using Kickstarter as our platform to create the stories we've always wanted to see.
Join us for a conversation with three leading Asian American comic book innovators, Larry Hama, Jerry Ma, and @David Chun as they discuss challenges as well as influences in their careers.
Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!
Larry Hama is an American comic-book writer, artist, actor, and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s. During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He co-created the character Bucky O'Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon.
Jerry Ma is a New York based Taiwanese American illustrator/ designer best known for his work as one of the founding members of the ground breaking graphic novel Secret Identities. Always trying to continue his work within the Asian American community, Jerry also has his own line of graphic tees under his Epic Proportions label and is currently working on his creator owned graphic novel series, Legend. Jerry's list of works include VIBE Magazine, Kangol Hong Kong, The Jeremy Lin Foundation, Hyphen Magazine, The World Journal, The New York Asian Film Festival, GAP Kids, Aeropostale, Champion, Hanes and he has spoken at events including The Smithsonian Museum, ECAASU, Boston University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and many others.
David Chun is an up and coming writer from New York who grew up loving stories in comics, manga and film and was excited at the opportunity at creating his own one day. In February 2019 he launched his first project, Monkey and Peach #1, and was successfully funded on Kickstarter. It is the first issue of what he plans to be a 3 volume series. He intends to use his heritage as a Korean American to tell unique stories that are exciting, inspiring and relatable.
Hope to see everyone there. You can find out more about the event HERE.