Posted March 25, 2010 at 09:57 am

Being a Gundam and Halo fan, I just couldn't resist. Haro Chief is available at the YP MySoti store. So if you've got a Covenant or Zeon problem at home, Haro Chief can help you take care of that!
Posted March 23, 2010 at 10:15 am
Giant Robot is one of my most favorite magazines. I try to pick it up whenever I can find it. Their tag line says "Asian American Pop Culture & Beyond" but it doesn't quite capture the amazing breadth of Pop Culture that they cover. You just can't sum up the awesomeness contained in each issue with a simple tag line. What I love best about GR is its universal appeal. It's never pretentious or elitist. You don't have to be Asian to get GR.

They've just launched a video podcast for issue 64. In part 1, they talk about the cover story on Black Rock Shooter by Japanese artist Huke.

Looks like I'm headed to the bookstore sometime soon! I <3 GR!
Posted March 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm
Sure, the addition of a yellow pixel to the standard red, green, and blue spectrum sounds pretty snazy. But it's really George Takei's catch phrase that makes all the difference. I couldn't stop laughing after watching this.

And just for nostalgia's sake, here's an old E*Trade commercial with ol' George blowin' shits up!

Posted March 19, 2010 at 01:22 am
Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's two mini contests. They were a lot of fun to set up and I'm happy that so many of you took the time to figure out who the hell I was drawing.

For the “Metro Hates You Mini Contest," the big win goes to Mathew Ling who correctly guessed from left to right Black Jack, Astro Boy, Cammy, Hawk, Homer, Rorschache, and Logan. He's got a Logan sketch coming his way.

And for the "Stuck Mini Contest" we've got a tie! Both Kamen Otaku and Wilt Manglicmot guessed all but one correctly. If they pooled their answers, they would have won. But since they were the closest, I'm giving them both a sketch of one of these characters who can be seen squished in the Metro car. In the background from left to right we've got Battle Angel Alita, a chick wearing a Gundam jacket (I would have accepted Gundam or RX-78), Kenshiro from Fist of the Northstar, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Aang, Jubilee, Akuma (aka Gouki), E. Honda, and Power Girl. In the foreground we've got Yuko, Ananth, Harry Potter, and Vash the Stampede.

Thanks again to all who participated. You can be sure that the next time I have a lot of background characters to draw, there will be another mini contest!
Posted March 17, 2010 at 08:35 am

If you're a fan of webcomics then you know of the genius that is Axe Cop. A few weeks ago, Ethan, the illustrator, was asking if anyone could color this badass poster he wanted to produce. I took a look and saw the manliest thing I've ever seen, a cop riding a dinosaur with machine gun arms blasting away at a bunch of aliens. That, my friends, is fucking epic. So I fired off an email and volunteered my services and voila! I'm coloring me a machine gun dino!

I'm sending Ethan progress shots as I go and they may or may not show up on the Axe Blog. If you want to see the dark and gritty behind-the-scenes kind of crap that colorists go through, he's posted the first progress shots I sent along. When it's done, I might do some kind of fancy timelapse thingy. Oh, and while you're visiting Axe Cop, be sure to pre-order that badass t-shirt!
Posted March 11, 2010 at 09:06 am

Capcom unleashed the newest Street Fighter to the Super Street Fighter IV roster. The greasy and enthusiastic Hakan is a Turkish Ya?l? güre? fighter which is apparently the Turkish national sport. In Ya?l? güre?, wrestlers lube up with olive oil and go at it. Like all the Street Fighter styles, Hakan's actual use of Ya?l? güre? is probably fairly inaccurate and wildly exaggerated. And just fucking creepy.

If I had to go on character design alone, I would have thought he was some kind of tengu. A tengu is a yokai, Japanese mythical creatures. There are a bunch of yokai that appear in Japanese folk tales, art, manga, and anime. I'm not really up on my yokai lore, unfortunately, but there's this awesome book entitled Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide that might be worth checking out. All I know is that tengu typically have longish noses and the ones I've seen have red skin. So I instantly thought Hakan was a tengu.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the Super Street Fighter IV. Loved the first one although I still haven't unlocked Gouken. Oh, and I just got SFIV for the iPhone. It's actually a lot of damn fun. Button mashing is slightly more difficult, but it's a fun way to get aggression out on the commute to and from work.
Posted March 9, 2010 at 02:31 pm
A few of you are already subscribed to Yellow Peril via RSS. You can also have the comic emailed to you! There are links to subscribe via RSS or email on the sidebar. I haven't quite figured out how to make a separate RSS feed for the comic and the blog so be aware that when you subscribe, you'll get the comic and the blog posts.

Also doing some research on how to get YP on iPhones, iPads, Androids, and other mobile devices.

NOTE: I apologize if you are getting a duplicate of this in the feed. You can see how I screwed up the email link so it didn't quite work. It should work now.
Posted March 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

My brother lives in Redmond, WA and works at this little place called Bungie. And apparently, there's this awesome Japanese place out there called Boom Noodle. I say awesome without actually ever being there because, well, the place is called Boom Noodle! That's fucking awesome!

Anyway, he sent me this photo of something called Ramen Noodle. You know those chocolate bars that use crispy rice for crunch? Ramen Noodle chocolate is kinda like that except instead of rice, they use ramen! *faint*

Now, I'm one of those weird people who don't particularly like chocolate. But this I have to try! I believe Komforte Chockolate is a local Washington brand so I'll have to check it out when I visit my brother the next time. If any of you ¥P fans have tried this stuff, please write us with word on how awesome it is! Because it has ramen and that's fucking awesome!
Posted March 8, 2010 at 12:00 am
A Little Help From My Friends

I got stuck on a pose for an upcoming comic so I asked these guys to help me out. That's Kamen Rider Agito Gills (Thank you One of Many), Kamen Rider Black, and Ultraman standing in for Kane, Bodie, and Ally. The heights aren't correct and the limited articulation of these guys don't really offer much, but my problem was the perspective. I asked them to stand like this while I figured out the angle that was giving me problems.

So if you should notice any of the characters appearing more heroic than usual, blame the Tokusatsu heroes!
Posted March 5, 2010 at 08:56 am
White on Rice and Children of Invention are two awesome independent Asian American films that have created a lot of buzz in the festival circuit. And I think fans of YP will get a kick out of them. The filmmakers have teamed up for a joint premier in NYC next weekend and to celebrate, they're running a free DVD giveaway contest for the next eight days. Each day, a trivia question will be posted either about White on Rice or Children of Invention. The first person to email the correct answer will win the DVD of the film in question. There will be four questions per movie each. Of course, if you're in NYC you can just stop by the premier next weekend. For the rest of us, get your thinking caps on and hit up the contest!

And here are the trailers for both films. I hope they get a wider release someday so I can see them here in DC.

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