Three years ago, the first time I attended Maker Faire, there was an Asian guy selling prints of dragons and Asian-inspired themes. I looked up his work when I got home and started following his blog. Much to my delight, he was at Comic-Con, and I finally caved in and purchased this Dragon Boy print. (It would have made more sense to buy a large print in San Mateo and drive it home than to buy a large print in San Diego and fly it home, but when you’re impulsive you’re impulsive.)
I finally met Martin at some post-convention dinner and just got more excited about his work the more I learned about him. He designed the characters for NiHao Kai-Lan, he created that little emo doll Ruby Gloom (She started off as a T-shirt and now she’s an animated show!), and now he’s arting up a storm for Disney TV!
Martin and I have been working on finishing touches for his domain over the last couple of weeks, and we’re excited to announce the relaunch of martinhsu.com! The store’s a lot easier to navigate, the look and feel are a lot cleaner, and, of course, the merch is awesome.
Among the new and favorite prints and the new and favorite T-shirts, there’s Martin’s new book chronicling his original paintings, Multigrain. It’s a beautiful text and begs to be flipped through.
Editor’s Note: Just so happened that on the day of Martin’s relaunch, Angry Asian Man picked up on Martin’s Think Alternative tee! It’s a tribute to the green-minded Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu:
A t-shirt tribute has been long overdue. Bruce kicked many asses. But Steven Chu is responsible for saving the damn planet. Your descendants will thank him. Get your Think Alternative shirt at Martin Hsu’s website here. Wear it with pride, and spread the word.