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Jul
2008

CultureSHOCK! Revisted

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Today's comic contains a special extra treat! The two conversing characters, Mia and Chris, are originally from my first comic strip, "CultureSHOCK!"

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CultureSHOCK! first ran in the University of Hawaii at Manoa student newspaper, Ka Leo o Hawaii in 1998. Many of the strips were based on real-life experiences and observations, albeit somewhat exaggerated! Mia is my alter-ego, who often narrates the story.

The comic ran for a couple years, and during its run, garnered some national attention. In 1999, I was the recipient of the Charles M. Schulz Award for College Cartooning! I had the opportunity to fly to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the awards ceremony, courtesy of the Scripps-Howard Foundation. It was one of the biggest honors I've ever had the opportunity to experience!

I had planned to have all my old strips re-scanned and cleaned up for online viewing by the time I ran this strip, but didn't quite have the time to get through all of them. I have the first 20 or so up in a make-shift gallery. (Just select "next" to see the following comic.)

I'll be adding more strips as I find the time to fix them up!

Anyhoo- Mia and Chris are no longer in college, and thankfully not still sporting those late 90's grunge flannels and high-waisted pants! It's good to have them back and it seemed appropriate for the two comics to finally "meet" in Hawaii!

Enjoy!

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