This week FORGE. is in New York again, and we have a couple great interviews lined up that we’ll be posting on the site in the next couple of months. We started the week off by interviewing the incredible illustrator Victo Ngai!
Did an interview with Forge earlier this week. Stay tune for the video!
Victo Ngai to speak at ICON8 in July. GOLD. GOLD. GOLD .GOLD. SILVER. SILVER. GOLD. Prepare to be wowed by the amazing body of work of this award hoarding illustrator, and follow your dreams to Portland.
I will be speaking at ICON8 in Portland next year! It will be super fun, have you gotten your tickets yet?
This piece runs in the current New Yorker magazine. It is for the movie review of “Wadjda”, the first feature film ever made by a female Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour, entirely shot in Saudi Arabia.
Wadjda, a 11 year old living in the capital Riyadh, dreams of owning a bicycle so she can race against a boy named Abdullah from the neighborhood. However, riding bikes is frowned upon for girls. Without the support of her parents, Wadjda started raising money on her own, including joining a koran recital competition. You can watch the trailer of this heart-warming and ground breaking movie here.
Many thanks to AD Jordan for this wonderful assignment!
I did this little comic stripe for the New York Times Opinionator Private Lives - a column on personal memoirs. (For y’all international folks, the comic should be read from left to right, up to down. )
The essay I worked on is about a Chinese-American woman meeting her grandma, who happens to live in the same city all along, for the first time in a very long time. ”My grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. But in a lot of ways, she made us forget each other a long time ago.” It’s a bit melancholy but beautiful. It runs in the online blog and today’s Sunday Paper.
Frankly I am not as aquatinted with comic as with illustration, so there are a lot more to be learnt and improved. But I really enjoy this fun challenges and love how the New York Times would occasionally throw me a curve ball or two. Being put out of my comfort zone keeps me focus and excited.
Big thanks to AD Alexandra for the interesting assignment, as always!
This American Life 500th!
I drew some frogies for This American Life 500th Eps! Happy Birthday TAI!I was super psyched to be contributing to the celebration as I absolutely love the program. I can’t remember how many nights it has accompanied me when I had to burn the mid-night oil. I also love how the stories transcend me to worlds beyond my tiny studio and the little NY bubble I live in, which is the idea behind this piece.
Many thanks to Seth for having me on board!
Check out the other illustrations here - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2013/07/500th-episode-illustrations