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I WANT THE WIDE AMERICAN EARTH: AN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN E-COMIC

I Want the Wide American Earth:

AN ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN E-COMIC Edited by Keith Chow Adapted from exhibition text developed by Jeff Yang Layout by Deanna Pineda / Muse Advertising Design

CONTENTS 001 I Want the Wide American Earth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jef Castro • SooJ Lee (by Carlos Bulosan) 002 Building America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ming Doyle 004 Pathways to Citizenship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krishna Sadasivam 006 Internment/Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard Chang 008 Post-1965: The Changing Face of Asian America. . . . . . Yasmin Liang 010 Movements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerry Ma 012 Shaping the American Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G.B. Tran 014 For All the Free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jef Castro • SooJ Lee (by Carlos Bulosan) 015 Artist Bios

Jef Castro • SooJ Lee

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Ming Doyle

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Krishna Sadasivam

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Jerry Ma

MOVEMENTS by Jerry Ma

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Bernard Chang

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Yasmin Liang

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G.B. Tran

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Jef Castro • SooJ Lee

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I Want the Wide American Earth exhibition on display at the National Museum of American History, 2013.

Established in 1997, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center produces educational programs, exhibitions and research about the Asian Pacific American experience, and works in partnership with museums and centers across the Smithsonian and beyond to enrich collections and activities about Asian Pacific America. “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American E-Comic” is an illustrated adaption of the “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” banner exhibition. Produced in collaboration with SI Universe Media, creators of the first-ever Asian Pacific American comics anthology, the e-comic tells the Asian Pacific American story in graphic narrative, featuring work by seven exciting Asian Pacific American comic artists. “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Jef Castro loves pop culture. He has worked on creating imagery for films, TV, magazines, graphic novels, books, advertising, musicians, and the web. Currently he is collaborating with artist SooJ Lee on a creative project called Point-and-Question. pointandquestion.blogspot.com/

Chris Danger is an editorial/children’s book illustrator originally from Hawaii. He graduated from the School of

Keith Chow is the Education and Outreach Director for SIUniverse Media and an editor on Secret Identities and Shattered and is the founder/editor of The Nerds of Color. He also works as an education consultant and co-hosts the Web-based talk show The Joy Dunk Club for Asian Cinevision. He lives in Maryland. www.thenerdsofcolor.org @the_real_chow

Visual Arts in New York City in 2010, and has worked as an animator, working for many clients including

Disney and Cartoon Network. He currently resides in Washington D.C. and teaches graphic design. www.chrisdanger.com

Since graduating from Cornell University in 2007, Ming Doyle has been featured in such diverse collections as IDW’s “Womanthology” series, Vertigo’s “Mystery in Space,” Marvel’s “Fantastic Four #600” and “Girl Comics,” and Image’s “Popgun Vol.2” and “Comic Book Tattoo.” Her weekly tragi-comedic sitcom style webcomic, “The Loneliest Astronauts,” written by Kevin 16

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 illustrated work includes Wonder Woman, Superman, and Supergirl. He currently draws “Green Lantern Corps” for DC Comics. Bernard graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a bachelor’s in architecture and was captain of the men’s basketball team. www.bernardchang.com @thebernardchang

Church, wrapped up in 2011 after two years, while her first miniseries “Mara,” written by Brian Wood and published by Image Comics, began on the last Wednesday of 2012. She currently resides in the Boston area with her boyfriend, one Siamese cat, and an ever growing collection of vintage Halloween masks. www.mingdoyle.com @mingdoyle

Yasmin Liang is a Hong Kong-born illustrator and comic book artist. She attended Parsons the New School for Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. yazmeanie.com @yasminliang

Jerry Ma is Art Director for Secret Identities and Shattered, founder of Epic Proportions Art & Design, and a graphic designer and illustrator based in New York City.  Has done art and design work for the New York Asian Film Festival, Linsanity the Documentary, Cherry Sky Films, TOPPS, Upper Deck, Cryptozoic Entertainment, The New Press, GAP Kids, Aeropostale, Hanes, Champion and C9. www.epicprops.com @epicprops

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Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on the important role of comics in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET.

Brooklyn cartoonist/illustrator GB Tran’s graphic memoir VIETNAMERICA details his family’s survival through the Vietnam War and US immigration. Selected by TIME as an all-time “Top 10 Graphic Memoir”, it also earned a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in nonfiction literature and gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. His next big project is raising his daughter. www.gbtran.com @vietnamerica

www.sivamstudios.com @pcweenies

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