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Sunday, January 31, 2010

1/31/10 - Double Agent

Here's something I've always wanted to do. Make money doing something and with the money made, support the opposite effort. "Red States Rule!" shirts funding the DNC. "I love solar" making money for oil companies. Hey, why not? Who says you have to practice what your preach?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1/24/10 - Pawn Stars

Yeah, I've been watching this show and I've gotta say I'm kind of hooked. I love that the History Channel is using a Vegas pawn shop to explore history. Sure, you could argue it cheapens historical artifacts but I think watching items like they show change hands adds to the history of the item. What good is it sitting in some museum?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Here we go again


You know that new movie Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford and Brendan Frasier? Looks pretty crappy. How could it be crappier? How about they take the real-life story of Dr. Yuan-Tsong Chen, call him Dr. Robert Stonehill, get Harrison Ford to play him and crank it out through Hollywood's rotting movie hole? But to be honest, this movie looks so bad that I'm kinda glad they didn't get an Asian actor for it.

It just gets tiring dealing with this Hollywood white-washing over and over and over and over again. Yes, I know, your marketing department tells you that big name white actors will sell more tickets. I get that and you're probably right. But do you have any idea how disappointing it is to your fellow Americans who happen to be of Asian descent? You all suck.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New SAM shirt by Blacklava!

The lovely people at Blacklava and I have teamed up again to produce a brand new SAM shirt! Blacklava just launched their brand new site this week and have begun offering "Daily Deals". Basically a new product every day is offered for a special limited time price and today is SAM's day. Click on the pic to take a closer look. Head over and grab one before the deal is done!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Technical difficulties

For some reason I'm having trouble accessing my ftp to update secretasianman.com so I haven't been able to put up this week's strip. Hopefully you found your way here. Hopefully I'll get the problem resolved soon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

1/17/10 - Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

Had this random thought on the way home from work one day. I work right across from a homeless shelter so I'm no stranger to panhandlers. But even on the occasion that I do feel like giving them something I find myself more and more not having any cash on me. Then I thought, credit card swipers for the homeless! Little wrist strapped units similar to the units that cabs are equipped with now. Nobel Peace Prize here I come!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Marie pregnant

A couple readers were curious about Marie looking a little round in the middle. It's because she's got baby number 2 in there! That's right, Shin is about to become a big brother. Back in September 2009 when the strip was winding down its daily run, I decided to make the announcement in the very last panel of the very last strip. I've decided to post it since it's no longer available to check out at comics.com. It was at the tail end of the story arc about SAM and Charlie getting lost in the woods and being rescued by big foot. FYI - she's due some time in June.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

HEY SEATTLE!

The Daily Days is now also on the shelves at Kinokuniya. This has been somewhat of a dream for me having gone to Kinokuniya (in NYC) a lot when I was a kid. Now to get them into the other Kinokuniya locations!

HEY BOSTON!

Finally making my rounds to the local comic book shops in Boston to get Secret Asian Man: The Daily Days on the shelves. If you're in the area, the book is now available at Comicazi in Davis Square, Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square and Comicopia in Kenmore Square. Working on New England Comics right now and maybe I'll give Newbury Comics a shot. Go visit one of these fine establishments!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

1/10/10 - The Unspoken Understanding

I read a lot of Asian American papers and sites and it always strikes me funny when nationalities start to feature people from outside their own. To me it's a slow news day/week red flag. But somehow I get the feeling everyone's cool with it.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Terrorism vs. Hate Crimes

I'm noticing something strange. I've talked to some people who believe that terror suspects should be treated differently than "regular" criminals because their crimes involved organized networks of people who are plotting their deliberate attacks against our country. But at the same time these are the same people who don't recognize the importance of hate crime legislation. They think treating a race motivated crime any different is showing some sort of preferential treatment towards minorities. Aren't this just swapping out minority status with American citizenship?

Monday, January 4, 2010

1/3/10 - Hollywood Ninja Skillz

It's nothing new to hear Hollywood has been giving Asians the cold shoulder for a while but that doesn't mean we shouldn't stop trying. The most recent success we've had was in bringing light to the skewed casting of the Avatar: The Last Airbender film. Steady pressure has produced some results. The folks over at Racebending.com have been doing a great job keeping us up to date on developments and generally getting the word out.