HOW DID YOU FIRST DISCOVER MANGA?
In the late 1990s, I helped organize a West Coast trip for a professor friend’s Japanese university students. We went deep into the forest for 10 days, and it was from the students that I learned about Asia’s appreciation for manga. It was puzzling to hear the style was considered highly technical, because at the time in North America, it was seen as doodling. I then had the idea of merging my Indigenous voice with this Asian art form.