July 1, 2016

My Transracial Adoption Story Part 8

 Continuing with pages 17 and 18. I created Sketchbook Shrink and decided to create this comic for the purpose of confronting issues that are difficult to express with words only. I can rant and rave until the day is up about self-image, but the image in the 2nd panel is something I've created from my mind to express how I saw myself as a younger person. I still tend to wear sunglasses as much as possible because I sometimes struggle with the paranoia that everyone is staring and judging me for the shape of my eyes. On the flip side, I thought it was extremely important to discuss how anime and anime conventions had such a positive impact on my perception of Asian cultures, and ultimately how being included at those events made me feel proud of who I am.