黃卓盈 Wong, Tsoek-Jing went by her middle name of Charlene all though her school years, even if she didn’t particularly like the name. Achiru is the result of “Charlene” put through a Japanese name transliteration with some letter rearrangement and reduction to resemble a nice-sounding name that some Japanese website said meant friendship. It works because Achiru always wanted more friends and she was heavily influenced by Japanese anime and manga art from the 1990s. She tells people it’s her artist name.
Achiru knows how suffocating it feels to hide your self expression so she is embarking on a journey to be creatively expressed in a sustainable way. She overcame several years of chronic fatigue and depression to make the world a safer and more respectful place for gender creative people.
Because fantasy and science fiction is almost entirely devoid of queer representation, Achiru employs a metaphysical cast “family” of actors to put on comic productions where no topic of discussion is banned or shamed at the dinner table.
Friday June 30 – Jul 2, 2017 – 10-5PM at Otafest Artist Alley – Telus Convention Centre 120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
June 3, 2017 – 10-5PM at Panel One: Comic Creator’s Festival – Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association 1320 5 Avenue NW Calgary AB
ARE YOU IN CALGARY AB?
Pick up a copy at the following locations:
Shelf Life Books – 1302 4 St SW
Pages Books on Kensington – 1135 Kensington Rd NW
Another Dimension Comics – 424 10 St N
Phoenix Comics in Inglewood – 1325 9 Ave SE
***ONLY TWO COPIES LEFT IN STOCK IN ALL LOCATIONS***
DON’T LIVE IN CALGARY?
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COMING SOON OCTOBER 2017!