Never afraid to speak and/or draw her mind, Los Angeles based artist and illustrator, Hellen Jo and her characters can be described as rough, vulgar, tough, jaded, powerful, bratty and bad-ass - AKA her own brand of femininity. Known for her comic Jin & Jam, and her work as an illustrator and storyboard artist for shows such as Steven Universe and Regular Show, Hellen’s rebellious, and sometimes grotesque artwork and illustrations are redefining Asian American women and women of color in comics. In fact, that’s why Hellen Jo was a must-interviewee for our latest Sketchy Behavior where we talk to her about her love of comics and zines, her antiheroines, and redefining what Asian American women identity is or can be; and what her ultimate dream project realized would be.
Horse Chopper Combo!!! This is one of my favorite kung fu weapons, also known as Pu Dao, Zhan Ma Dao, Chaun Ma Do or Long Handled Broadsword. It is a fascinating weapon that has devastating chopping power.
I mean, Happy Halloween 2k14! Don’t ever let my obsession with the Vantas and Captors fool you into believing I’m not a horrible huge fan of the Makaras. I could keep painting on this but it’s best I finally stop myself