Yo, I’m back from posting hiatus!
I’m curious: do I have many Asian American followers? And/or Asian American artist/illustrators?
I am completely loud and obnoxious about Asian American issues on my personal FB page, but haven’t really treated my tumblr the same. I want to change that!
Some starter questions:
- Are you the first artist in your family? First art school student? What does your family think?
- Have you ever received backlash for having Asian aesthetics influence your work? (”Looks too much like X or Y Asian artist”, “Looks too much like manga”, “Why do all of your figures have Asian features? etc.”)
- On the flip side, do you consciously (or maybe unconsciously) ignore including anything “Asian” in your work? (Only drawing white characters, etc.)
- How important are identity politics to your work? Are you very active in racial politics? Or do you want your work to “just be about the work”?
Send me some stuff, let’s talk about it!