Winning selections for the “Marvels & Monsters: Unbound” Short Works Showcase

marvels-monsters-signature-500pxWe were delighted to receive so many submissions to the “Marvels & Monsters: Unbound” showcase competition, and thank all the talented and imaginative artists and authors who sent us entries.

It was a challenge to pick the ones that were ideal for the showcase, but here they are!

Congratulations to:

Robert Allison, “Overwrite”
Mark Brown, “Evil Is a Yellow Face”
Carin Chea, “The Jumper”
Joey Damiano, “The Audition”
Raymond Hui, “X Wings of Defeat”
Deanna Myers, “Cute Asian Girl”
and
Maritess Zurbano, who submitted two winning entries, whose titles are yet to be determined!

Join JANM’s Young Professionals Network on October 10 for the Showcase, featuring staged readings of all eight winning entries and a Q&A with the winners, moderated by MARVELS & MONSTERS curator Jeff Yang—and get a sneak preview of the MARVELS & MONSTERS exhibition itself.

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Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986
October 12, 2013 – February 9, 2014
Through a selection of images from comic books representing four turbulent decades, Marvels & Monsters illustrates how evolving racial and cultural archetypes defined America’s perceptions of Asians.

Marvels & Monsters Preview Reception
Thursday, October 10, 2013
6 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us for the Showcase, a special preview of the exhibition, and reception to celebrate the opening of the Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 exhibition. Hosted by the JANM Young Professionals Network. To RSVP, contact specialevents@janm.org or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

For more information about the exhibition, visit: janm.org/marvels-monsters.

Vicky Murakami-Tsuda

Communications Production Manager at the Japanese American National Museum. I coordinate printed publications, manage web-based projects, and lots of other stuff. I also write an occasional column for our DiscoverNikkei.org project.

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