Johnny Hiro: Half Asian, All Hero Sneak Peek!
Written and illustrated by Fred Chao
Johnny Hiro is just a regular guy—a restaurant worker trying to learn the skills to become a sushi chef; someone who works a minimum wage job but wants to create a better life for himself and his girlfriend. Fortunately or unfortunately, his girlfriend Mayumi, is the daughter of a 1970s Japanese action hero. In the first chapter, Gozadilla kidnaps Mayumi. Hiro, who is not built for adventure, attempts to save her, even though he has no idea what he’s doing. Oddly enough, despite having been kidnapped, Mayumi may have a steadier head on her shoulders than Hiro.
One of the things I like about writing and drawing comics is when characters deviate from the path you’re expecting. I remember working on this page, drawing Hiro and Mayumi having their slightly ridiculous conversation amongst the nutty action. After finishing that second panel, I realized I’d drawn Hiro looking at Mayumi rather than what was in front of him. It just seemed like a perfect time for him to run into a pole. A bit slapstick, I know, but sometimes I can’t help it.
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