Updated on 16 October, 2021
Wong Comic has been churning out fun and informative articles for over 8 years now. He loves comic stores and looking at comic books. He is a huge fan of DC comics, mostly Batman and Superman. Recently he completed a two year stint drawing comics for Marvel, mainly X-Men and Spiderman. He is very accomplished and loves his work.
How did you get started? I've always been a huge fan of any comic I can find. I don't want to compare myself to other artists but I can say that my favorite years were the early to mid 90's. I still read comic today from that era. In fact a few years ago I re-started collecting classic superhero comic.
When did you first start doing this? I got started in January of 1994. I was living in Philadelphia at the time and every Sunday I would drive down to the DC comics store. I'd spend an hour or so inside while my wife and I looked at the racks. That was my introduction to collecting.
Did you have any favorite comic artists when you were growing up? I didn't really have a favorite but I did know some that I adored. Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Miller, Harvey Anders, Bill Finger, Frank Giuffort, Todd Gillis, Frank Miller, Dave Simons, Bob Kane, and a few other people that I didn't even know.
Where are you now? I'm retired now and work from home. I still draw comics. One of my favorite places is at a local store called Diamonds On Parade. I meet new people there that I haven't met in a long time.
What kind of people do you normally meet there? I get to see people from all different age groups. Some are my friends and have been coming in for years, some sell a couple of my comic books, and some are just people who enjoy what I have to say.
Have you ever thought about doing a book of your strips? I don't know how to do that yet. It is something I would like to do. One of my favorite things to do is talk to you all about my strips.
Now you may be thinking "Wong, there's nothing to see here!" I beg to differ. I have always appreciated getting the feedback from people. If you would like to comment on my site or send me an e-mail, I'd be happy to hear from you. Let's connect.
My birthday was yesterday. I went out with my cousin. We had fun and bought a bunch of gifts. One of those gifts was a copy of "Wong Comic Strip" by Mark Linn-Baker. It includes 30 pages of fantastic strips.
What does it take to keep you laughing? Well, the short answer is creativity. The longer answer is about anything that isn't actually funny. Let's face it, we all have days where we simply can't find anything funny to laugh about.
This strip is about a Chinese American boy who likes to draw. There is more to this strip than meets the eye. The main character, Rico, has some real problems. He's always been picky about what he wants. So when he finally gets his wish, it's to buy his favorite cartoon strip. This will probably be his last wish.
The strip begins with Rico walking through Chinatown with his mother. She tries to help him but he ignores her and walks off on his own. He then sees an elderly couple having a quarrel and decides to intervene. Things get ugly between the two and Rico draws his knife.
The next part of the strip is Rico's confrontation with his mother's boyfriend. The boyfriend tries to stop the fight and tells Rico to leave. Rico ignores him and the two begin to struggle. The end result is Rico killing his man and receiving a ticket for it. One might think this was intended but it turns out to be quite the opposite.