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The Ark, Presented in Full by Smithsonian APAC for APAHM

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Smithsonian APAC is presenting my animation “The Ark” in full for the first time online at

“The Ark” is written by written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer author, MacArthur genius and picks up after Nguyen’s celebrated novel “The Sympathizer,” continuing a complex and deeply intimate tale of war, displacement, and survival.

Here’s a video of some of the working and process material gone into the making of this animation.

Book of Curses, from the Asian American Literary Review

The new edition of the The Asian American Literary Review is a spell-book and advent calendar combo of curses. You can open boxes on an advent calendar that I drew, burn glyphs on tissue tear-outs that I designed and recite from the spell-book that I illustrated.

Support the Kickstarter where you can score original art from myself, and submit your own curse to be included in the edition, joining 25 writers cursing colonialism, elephant poachers, Asian fetishists and more.

I edited this Kickstarter video together for the Review, with thanks to editors Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis, Mimi Khúc & Brock Legend for the music.