Martin Hsu's "Dragon Boy Tales" daily sketch project!!!

Artist Martin Hsu has been working on a new personal project since January 1st of this year entitled "Dragon Boy Tales"! This is a daily sketch project to explore the origins of Dragon Boy, but mostly about discovering his own demons. Each sketch is inspired by a card from 'Oblique Strategies' created by Brian Eno and his mentor, Peter Schmidt. Every morning before Martin's first sip of coffee, he draws one card from the deck, and begins the creative process of applying the "strategy" to Dragon Boy and himself.

Martin mentions "The inspiration for Dragon Boy has always been my personal journey as an immigrant living and working in the US for 20 + years. Though after a brief phone call with Gene Yang, I realized Dragon Boy has been living in a vacant world. One can't just laugh his way through life, can he? Interestingly, by making this commitment in these past 2 months, I've come closer to Dragon Boy's real purpose than when he was first created a decade ago. Coincidentally, I've also come across my own insecurity, sadness, ego, and bliss." Pretty rad! His goal is to keep up this practice for 365 days, and also plans to consolidate these daily reflections and publish them as books due out this SD Comic Con. Want to follow the progress of this... follow Martin on his Instagram HERE as he posts them up daily!

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