Posted July 14, 2010 at 09:03 am
Wanted to share this email I got from AZM reader Charm City Shinobi:

Jamie,

I saw your posts on your blog and Yellow Peril about the auction to help out with the oil spill. My friends and I started a group called Designers Giving Back and we've been down in Mississippi for a few weeks now helping out with various things, from providing resources to volunteers to building homes for the numerous Katrina victims still displaced. We're currently working with the National Audubon Society to create a documentary showing the real effects of the oil spill, the shots they're trying to censor from the news. Our website is http://designersgivingback.com, and if you like what we're doing, could you give us a shout out on your blogs so we can help spread the awareness?

Thanks, much appreciated!
Dann a.k.a. Charm City Shinobi


Pretty freaking awesome, Dann. Designers Giving Back is accepting donations for room and board and travel or if you want to give directly, you can send money through their Razoo campaign.

Source: Designers Giving Back
Posted July 8, 2010 at 08:51 am
There are times when you need to fight against stereotypes and misconceptions, when you need to rise up above expectations, when you need to break free of expectations. And then, there are times when you just need to represent!

Posted June 28, 2010 at 10:40 am
When last we met Prince Gomolvilas he was talking about his sister's breasts. Awesome. Well, he's back again with 21 reasons why the movies 21 and The Last Racebender suck. The thing I love about this is that Prince perfectly explains all the reasons why I can't stand Hollywood race washing without sounding like he's preaching or talking down to anyone. It's funny, it's brilliant, it must be shared.





Racebender opens this Wednesday. In protest, I will be paying money to see Karate Kid. That's right, I fucking said it. And popcorn, bitches. I'm buying full price mother fucking popcorn!
Posted June 28, 2010 at 08:57 am


The gang over at Robot Comics just announced their brand-spankin' new iPhone app for Yellow Peril! You can download it now for free! You can browse the latest comics or check out the story-based archive. There's also a comment section that allows you to choose your own YP themed avatar.

So if you've got an iSomething device and want to take some Yellow Peril on the go to show your friends, grab the app and share with everyone!

Oh, and if you head over to the Robot Comics website, I designed their new logo. Wave "Hi" to the cutie robot!

Source: Robot Comics
Posted June 17, 2010 at 01:47 am
In celebration of nothing in particular, I've created three new shirts that are now available for purchase. Please be warned, Mysoti takes a while to ship things so if you're planning on getting any one of these as a gift, order at least a month ahead of time. And they now offer XL and XXL sizes which I know some of you have been asking about. So without further ado, let's take a look at the new gear!



This is something special for all you Doctor Who fans out there. You know those Daleks have a soft spot for the UK.



Next up is a classic quote from this strip from April. It's now a better known fact that powers of awesome are best transmitted through the eating of the corpse.



Finally, a warning to all those who fawn those cute little pandas at the zoo. Yes. They are cute. They are also bears. And they will fuck you up.

So there you go, three new fun things to cover your body with! And if you do order, please send action photos, especially if you're eating someone else to get their powers.
Posted June 16, 2010 at 10:38 am
Artist Carly Monardo is collecting a group of webcomic artists together to donate pieces for a charity auction, Web-Comics Auction For The Gulf Coast. The auction will launch in July.

I am participating and would like to get some input from you all. What kind of piece from me would you be willing to bid on? I'm going to be doing some kind of ink illustration on bristol so you'll get an original piece from me, but I'd like some input. I do have a two-page homoerotic short comic starring Cyclops and Logan that I've been kicking around in my head meats, but I'm not sure anyone would want that or if that would be appropriate for a charity auction. So if you all have any ideas, please send them my way. If enough people ask for the same thing, that's what I'll do. I'll take suggestions until next Wednesday, June 23 and then document the process with some video (I hope) and photos.
Posted June 10, 2010 at 11:02 am
Some of you may or may not know this already, but before I launched Yellow Peril, I set up a podcast to sort of track the development of the strip. I didn't widely publicize it or anything, but I thought it would be nice to have some sort of record of what I did to launch the thing. I've been recording on and off depending on how busy the week is. You can check out the archived shows at that page and see some sketches and other random stuff.

At the end of April, I asked for some reader questions on the fanpage that I would answer on the cast and got a pretty decent response so I'm doing it again. Meant to do it at the end of May but things got away from me. So, if there are any questions you'd like to know about Yellow Peril or me or whatever, ask away and I'll record my answers sometime early next week.

Oh, and here's a link for the previous reader questions cast.
Posted June 8, 2010 at 10:55 am
Robb Pearson used to be an anti-illegal immigration activist. He blogged against illegals, went to meetings, attended rallies, and even hosted his own rally. But the longer he associated with people in the movement, the more he reflected on just what all of this anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric was really about. And he came to some startling conclusions about himself.





This two part interview was filmed as part of the 9500 Liberty documentary which is heading to theaters for limited engagements this year.

In late 2007, Prince William County, Virginia enacts a law requiring police officers to question the legal status of anyone they have "probable cause" to suspect of being an illegal immigrant. The decision caused a uproar in the Prince William community. Filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler decided to give voice to the residents and local businesses affected by the crackdown. 9500 Liberty gives us a real-life, ground eye view of this controversial battle that has spread far beyond the confines of suburban Virginia.
Posted June 4, 2010 at 09:04 am
I've reformatted the online store and I'm happy to announce our first two products! First up, Pandoom!



Pandoom

A baby panda is born in the Happy Bamboo Grove. It is a time for joyous celebration. But can happiness last in a world that has forgotten nature’s true wonders?


Pandoom is my first ever mini comic about . I'm working on getting print versions ready for this year's SPX, but if you can't wait that long or can't make the show, I'm selling a high resolution PDF version that you can purchase for $1.00 at the store.

If you purchase a digital copy and you'd like to get a copy of the print version, bring along your digital device to SPX with the thing loaded (or just tell me what happens on page 9 of the PDF) and I'll sell you a print copy for $1.00 (normally $2.00). Along with the print version, you'll also receive a Daruma inspired button while supplies last.

Next up, Daruma papercraft!



Some of you may have wondered, "Where in the world can I get a cutie Daruma doll just like the one YP uses for navigation?" Well, wonder no longer! Now you can create your very own YP Daruma doll papercraft! Just download the two patter files, print them out, cut out, and assemble with some glue. Printed out on 8.5"x11" standard printer paper, you assembled papercraft will stand about 4" tall. Then all you gotta do is make a wish, color in one eye, and when your wish is fulfilled, color in the other eye! The best part, it's totally FREE! So if you can't spare $1.00 for a super cute mini comic, get yourself a Daruma papercraft and make your wishes come true.

And please send me lots of photos of your assembled Daruma. I want to see Daruma all over the world!
Posted May 28, 2010 at 09:25 am
Actually, I do know about the relocation camps, the 442nd, and the Chinese Exclusion act. But there are many more on this list of 10 Fact You May Not Know About Asian American History compiled by Jenn Fang to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Awesomeness month that completely blow my mind. The story of Vincent Chin is especially chilling as it happened in freaking 1982!

There's so much about Asian American history that I don't know. It wasn't taught in my schools growing up and at UMD, the Asian American Studies Program consisted of two classes. I kinda feel like May is a missed opportunity. Black History Month is very well publicized and celebrated. Women's History Month is also fairly well established. But for Asian-Pacific American Awesomeness month, you kind of have to go out of your way to find stuff. I think there's an opportunity here to raise its profile. I think next year I will attempt to help make Asian-Pacific American Awesomeness a much bigger deal than the kind of fizzling thing it usually is. I mean, come on, I want a damn PBS special!