original art for sale: "the donger and me" by adrian tomine

This is quite awesome. This is a panel from a piece of original art, "The Donger and Me," currently on sale at auction. The one-page story, which originally ran in a 2001 issue of Giant Robot, is graphic novelist's Adrian Tomine's autobiographical take on Gedde Watanabe's portrayal of Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles. Take a look at the full story:

Okay, so it's kind of hard to read. You can read the larger, hi-res version here. Any takers? As I write this, the current bid is $950. It's a pretty sweet piece of art that's represents an interesting intersection of Asian American popular culture. If I had the cash to spare, I'd buy it. Good luck! For more Adrian Tomine, check out his website here.

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