JAPANESE AMERICAN FOOD PIONEERS OF CALIFORNIA CUISINE

Published by the Asian American Writers Workshop, my comic tells the stories of Japanese American farmers and food retailers in California who have transformed how Americans eat. These pioneers have improved the quality and taste of American produce and contributed to the development of California cuisine and farm-to-table movements. Their support of small family farmers and local, sustainable eating provides models for fundamental social change against industrial agriculture and corporate food systems.

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CALLING FOR A BLACK RADICAL REVOLUTION

A historical comic made to honor the lives of black radicals who have been persecuted by the FBI and vilified in American history.

 

MEETING BILL FUJIMOTO

Meeting Bill Fujimoto is a selection from my larger 96-page graphic novel. My full length comic book tells the story of Berkeley food retailer Bill Fujimoto, who was a major influence on California cuisine and farm to table movements during the 1970s to 2000s. This chapter, Meeting Bill Fujimoto, was featured on Entropy Magazine.

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GEORGE SHIMA, THE POTATO KING

Most people do not know of the story of the first Japanese American billionaire, George Shima. He made a fortune off potatoes, even growing 85% of California’s potatoes at one point in his life. His story has been largely forgotten in American history and academia, but it is an important one to be remembered. This comic is featured in Whetstone Magazine's Volume 4.

 

ANGEL ISLAND'S LEGACY

Published in Mochi Magazine, my comic reflects on the legacy of Angel Island's detainment and deportations of Asian immigrants to the US during 1910-1940.

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