The JANM And Secret Identities

Monday, May 25, 2009

Got word of this event that's going to be happening down at the Japanese American National Museum this Saturday - check it out, set the date, and get some autographs.

Come celebrate the Los Angeles premier of the 1st Asian American Superhero comic book anthology at the Japanese American National Museum. Admission is
FREE! (Make sure to stay for the light reception after the program!)

Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology
Saturday, May 30, 2009
6:30 PM

Asian Americans have become a driving force in the contemporary comics renaissance, as artists, writers—and fans.

But there's one place where Asians are still underrepresented in comics: Between the four-color covers themselves.

That's why, in Secret Identities, top Asian American writers, artists and comics professionals have come together to create 26 original stories centered around Asian American Superheroes; stories set in a shadow history of our country, from the opening of the West to the election of the first minority president, and exploring ordinary Asian American life from a decidedly extraordinary perspective.

Join the editors:

*JEFF YANG, founder of the pioneering Asian American periodical "aMagazine" and author of the biweekly column "Asian Pop" for the San Francisco Chronicle

*PARRY SHEN, best known for his lead role in the movie "Better Luck Tomorrow"

*KEITH CHOW, freelance writer and comics-in-education specialist.

*JERRY MA, the founder of the indie comics studio Epic Proportions

--along with several contributors as they share previews of their respective stories through slide shows and video trailers. Make sure to stay to celebrate the LA premier!

Copies of SECRET IDENTITIES will be on hand for purchase and will be signed by the editors/contributors during the reception afterwards.