We have thoroughly enjoyed the thoughtful commentary on the comic book industry by Rob Salkowitz in his book, “Comic-Con and the Business of Popular Culture“. It is therefore a thrill to us that Rob has written on Dim Sum Warriors in the article: “Multilingual Creators Cook Up A Tasty Treat with Dim Sum Warriors“. He says it’s “hilarious”! And contextualizes Dim Sum Warriors within the broader trend towards digital comics:
Does the future of comics look like an angry chicken foot? Or a happy dumpling? A culture-mashing independently-produced digital manga app aims to find out, while contributing to the small but growing list of educational comics apps done right.
Digital platforms and new global audiences for comics are pushing the medium into uncharted territory, but it is not just the big players like Marvel and DC that are seizing the innovation initiative. All over the world, independent creators are finding new possibilities in the traditional forms, tropes and genres of comics, and producing a steady stream of engaging new content to fill up app stores and storefronts.
The creativity and ingenuity of Dim Sum Warriors is matched only by its market potential. It not only has the usual entertainment reach of a kid-oriented manga title, it has built-in value for parents and educators around the world, particularly overseas Chinese in English-speaking countries who want their kids to benefit from mastering the world’s two most widely-spoken languages.
Thanks for the love, Rob!