Inspired by The Simpsons and Bojack Horseman, A comic book of America is a series of illustration drawn on the iPad. The series is created with references from the artist’s daily iPhone photographs, recreating moments of the artist’s encounters in the artist’s cross-cultural, American-based life. A comic book of America resembles the simple expression in colors and figures from The Simpsons and Bojack Horseman; through which, the artist shows his appreciation of how social issues, adventurous experiences, and humanity are well mixed in existence through vivid and fun storytellings. Different from The Simpsons and Bojack Horseman, the elements in the illustration in A comic book of America, either in detail or in chunk, originated from different photographs taken in real life. The elements of colors, figures, and scenes, drawn from different photographs of moments of encounters in life, are layered elaborately into single illustrations. By doing this, the artist enlarges small pieces of his personal experiences with a telescope and presents them to a universal audience, in hope of initiating and facilitating conversations between the artist and the viewers, and among the viewers, as they experience culture and life encounters.
Each illustration was drawn at a different time and place, and was on a separate occasion and encounters. The complete series is still work in progress.
*The works and the surroundings can be purchased at the following address:
BonJour Art Book Shop, Nanjing, China
ONE BITE Illustration Art Shop, Chengdu, China
Suspended Space, Chengdu, China
Or Taobao online shop: 美国连环画