secret identities at janm

Check it out, my fellow comic book geeks. By now, you all know about Secret Identities, the Asian American superhero comic book anthology. This weekend, celebrate the west coast leg of the Secret Identities tour with editors Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma. It's this Saturday, May 30 at the Japanese American National Museum. Some details:
Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology
Saturday, May 30, 2009
6:30 PM

Asian Americans have become a driving force in the contemporary comics renaissance, as artists, writers and fans.

But there's one place where Asians are still underrepresented in comics: Between the four-color covers themselves.

That's why, in Secret Identities, top Asian American writers, artists and comics professionals have come together to create 26 original stories centered around Asian American Superheroes; stories set in a shadow history of our country, from the opening of the West to the election of the first minority president, and exploring ordinary Asian American life from a decidedly extraordinary perspective.

Join the editors:
*JEFF YANG, founder of the pioneering Asian American periodical "aMagazine" and author of the biweekly column "Asian Pop" for the San Francisco Chronicle
*PARRY SHEN, best known for his lead role in the movie "Better Luck Tomorrow"
*KEITH CHOW, freelance writer and comics-in-education specialist.
*JERRY MA, the founder of the indie comics studio Epic Proportions

--along with several contributors as they share previews of their respective stories through slide shows and video trailers. Make sure to stay to celebrate the LA premier!

Copies of SECRET IDENTITIES will be on hand for purchase and will be signed by the editors/contributors during the reception afterwards.
Admission is free! Stick around for a light reception. If you haven't picked up our copy of Secret Identities yet, you can pick one up at the event and get it signed, or maybe even get a sketch. For more information, visit the JANM events page here. The SI crew will also be at signing events all over the southland.

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