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So, after 4 years of working full time and trying to side hustle my art and writing, I finally gave notice to my company. It’s been honestly super traumatic. There’s been a lot of bad and stress but I am trying to focus on the good. The mental and emotional load of helping to build a start-up is no joke. Honestly it’s a miracle I survived this long considering how unsuited/unhealthy it was for me.…
So the best part of being Asian (for the Asians who celebrate) is that you get a second kick at the new year can normally a little over a month after the Gregorian new year. Thanks, God (as my MIL would say) that the year of the Rat has come to an end. We rats really unleashed a doozy of a year on the world. I always felt more like an ox anyway, probably could’ve…
This year’s back to school is truly a gong show. But fall is my favourite season and despite the chaos, I am hoping that we can all slowly walk out of this mess. I’ve started working on some tax law comics with some Canadian tax law professors. It’s interesting that the most boring subjects in law seem to have found me. Perhaps the reason is that they are so dry and that my work helps…
This year has been probably the worst on record since a long time ago. Then again, I wonder if every year ends up being a personal hell for someone somewhere. If you think about it, maybe this is just life. It feels like nothing has progressed this year. Probably not just for me – for everyone. I feel very stuck in the muck and unable to get out of the swamp. Torts and Contracts are…
It’s not great to be human at the moment. Especially a hyphenated human. On top of COVID, hyphenated humans are currently dealing with even more hurt. Whether it’s Asian Americans or Black Canadians, there is so much pain out in the world facing our communities and it is hard to know what we should be doing, or how we should be acting, to try to pick up the pieces. When I started my comics and…
Well folks, I’m still here. Still slogging away in obscurity, still selling one damned book at a time. Amazon – the bane of my existence for which I have such a love-hate relationship with. I wonder if I should list my books on Etsy, is that a thing?  For the last month or two (I’ve lost count) my bankruptcy picture books have just been sitting in my apartment. The story of an independent writer is…
I normally don’t like to talk about the colour of my skin because I don’t really believe that it has much to do with my work, but it feels quite different now. I am tired of all the hate and fear and I am tired of our community feeling powerless. Fight hate with kindness, but also with knowing your rights. Stay strong out there. -W.…