February marks the anniversary of this blog. To celebrate, we're doing an art project. I invited a handful of artist friends to submit their interpretation of the "Angry Asian Man" banner that sits up at the top of this website. I also took open submissions from readers, who sent in some wonderfully creative and surprising work. I chose my favorites, and almost every day this month will feature a different interpretation of the banner. Enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a banner! Here's some more information about the artists:

February 28

Derek Kirk Kim is an Eisner award winning author of many graphic novels, lead character designer of Adventure Time, and filmmaker. Watch his latest work here.

February 27

An Rong Xu is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and sensitive artist based in New York City.

February 26

Bernard Chang is an Asian American artist/designer, best known for his work in the comic book industry and entertainment design, Some of his most popular works include WONDER WOMAN, SUPERMAN, SUPERGIRL and THE GAME (by Neil Strauss). He currently draws GREEN LANTERN CORPS for DC Comics. Bernard graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a bachelors in architecture and was captain of the men's basketball team.

February 25

Wendy Xu is an illustrator and a comics artist based in Brooklyn. Her work in comics with its focus on Asian American feminist issues has landed her spots as a speaker and workshop facilitator on events sponsored by organizations such as OCA-NY, NYU Asian American Women's Alliance and Chinatown Youth Initiatives. Her first professional job was as the artist of "The Vilcek Story," published November 2012 in Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology. Her recent work includes the pencil art and layouts for the 12 page comic currently on display at the New York Historical Society's Chinese in America exhibit. She is currently working on a graphic novel about a Chinese American witch and a demon boy band.

February 23

Gene Luen Yang's 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award. His 2013 two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints was also nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. His most recent project, a collaboration with illustrator Mike Holmes, is Secret Coders, a middle grade series about a group of kids who learn how to code.

February 21

Tak Toyoshima is the creative director of the award-winning alternative weekly DigBoston. He is also the creator and illustrator of Secret Asian Man comics which has been syndicated monthly, weekly, and daily in papers across the country. Tak is proud to be a member of the Adjective Asian Gender family.

February 20

Jerry Ma is a New York based illustrator/ graphic designer best known for
his work as Art Director of the comic anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered. His work has been used from The Smithsonian Museum and MOCA New York Museum, to the NY Asian Film Festival.

February 18

Linda Yoshida is a graphic designer and calligrapher from Los Angeles. Born in Taipei, Taiwan and a bona fide Angeleno, she feels right at home strolling through the night market in Shilin as well as hanging out in front of the neighborhood taco truck in Boyle Heights. She is a member of the Society for Calligraphy in Southern California.

February 11-16

Chris Yun is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. Emigrated from Korea to Rhode Island at 2. Was angry by 3. And was serious about getting drunk with Phil in Ktown when he comes to NYC. His work site is, blog is, follow him at @chulzbiya, and his podcast is Giant Korean Head.

February 9

AP Quach is the cartoonist and writer behind

February 7

Vishavjit Singh is a cartoonist, writer and a accidental costume player. Tragedies have unexpectedly carved new avenues in his life. The attacks on 9/11 and ensuing hate crimes provided the spark for creating cartoons with turbaned/bearded characters. The massacre of Sikh worshippers at a Gurudwara in Milwaukee prodded him to go out on a limb and dress up as a character he illustrated in 2D a year prior, Captain America in a turban and beard. Surviving the fires of 1984 on streets of India where thousands of Sikh were massacred fuels many of his political cartoons. He lives by Dr. Suess's ethos, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

February 6

Ana Belén Ruiz is a graphic designer, humanist and Asian art and culture admirer from Buenos Aires. She is currently collaborating in the art section of an Argentine-Chinese cultural exchange magazine, Dangdai.

February 5

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe. She is happy to be living back in Los Angeles.

February 3

Alexander Trainor is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in Art. Currently residing in Cincinnati, he is a practicing artist. He was adopted from South Korea and is an avid Angry Asian Man reader.

February 2

Jeremy Arambulo is a Los Angeles-based cartoonist currently working on A CHALLENGE, an original graphic novel inspired by Wong Jack Man and Bruce Lee in 1964. He also writes/records music as Fluorescent Beige, plays with Born That Guy and Visitors, and portrayed Andy Go in Derek Kirk Kim's Mythomania films.

February 1

Conner Lee is a Korean-American high school dropout.

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