ah. the moment all fifty of the zines were printed, folded, and twined together.

ah. the moment all fifty of the zines were printed, folded, and twined together.

Yup!  In addition to this blog, I've made a hard-copy self-published, short-run ZINE that you can hold in your own hand - "How To Be A Good Asian: Redefining success one failure at a time"!  The first issue came out in December 2013 with fifty copies and it has already sold out!  Don't worry! More issues to come! The first one featured a Jeremy Lin paper doll (that I drew because...well...I wanted to. And i wanted to dress Jeremy Lin up in different outfits so he can break out of his Harvard-educated NBA basketball playing box).

I spent most of my time drawing the paper doll and Jeremy's outfits and slapped that thing together in a couple days with my own brother copy machine, some twine, and a couple of super-supportive friends who helped me put all fifty copies together! Man. It was a lot of work but so worth it to get my stuff out into the world - flaws and all.

Are you curious about how some of it looked? Here are some photos I took during my paper doll drawing process.

I probably enjoyed the drawing part a little TOO much because I never do it!

 

it's the Aziz Ansari Sari from TBS' Conan Show!

it's the Aziz Ansari Sari from TBS' Conan Show!

how about Jeremy Lin as a GLADIATOR? or in a TIGGER onesie? :-)

how about Jeremy Lin as a GLADIATOR? or in a TIGGER onesie? :-)

I had a GREAT deadline for putting the first zine together: December 8th - the first-ever Eastside Los Angeles Zine festival. It was so fun! I got to see the public interact with my zine and I even sold a good number of them. A lot of them bought the zine as gifts to their siblings or friends for the holidays. Excited to make the next one for January 2014 - featuring a Mindy Kaling paper doll.

I may be printing out a second press of the first issue - just about ten copies. If you are interested in getting one, just email me at contact@jennyyang.tv and I'll send you instructions how! Thank you all for your support!

that's me. at the first-ever Eastside Zine Fest in Los Angeles. i was delirious from putting together all those zines just the night before. hahah.

that's me. at the first-ever Eastside Zine Fest in Los Angeles. i was delirious from putting together all those zines just the night before. hahah.

 

 

 

 

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