|Curious: a True Story
|This story was drawn as a submission to the Indiana
Review. The theme of this particular issue was "marginal identities,
immigrant experiences, transnationalism and hybridity." The
organization wanted works "that explore and complicate the
ways race, gender, class, national identity and sexuality collide
Like the subtitle says, it is a real story. This happened to me
when I was in Greece working as an archaeologist. I intentionally
left out the identity of the place because this event could have
happened anytime, anywhere. I did leave a clue to the indentity
of the town, but you'll need to hunt for it (I should say "dig
for it," Haha).
I'm proud of this story for several reasons. This is the best short
story I've written and drawn. Then again, all my other short stories
were stupid and poorly drawn. The theme of the story was damn hard,
but I think I was successful (or at least I tried). By doing this
comic, I realize that I can ink and finish 4 pages in one day. Heheheh.
Also, this is one of the first time I drew an old man and he actually
looked old (I also start Bamboo Princess around this time and the
first page had an old man too, but he's not the main character).