- Chris Claremont, legendary writer, Uncanny X-Men
“The best Sino-American mashup since the fortune cookie!”
-Matthew Polly, national bestselling author, American Shaolin and Tapped Out
“What a great app! My kids and I loved tapping the interactive word balloons and switching back and forth between the languages!”
-Gene Luen Yang, National Book Award nominee & Eisner Award-winning writer, American Born Chinese, Level up and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise.
“… it’s hilarious….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.”
- Rob Salkowitz, Futurist, Business Analyst, Author, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, Young World Rising
“Dim Sum Warriors is an outstanding application of digital technology, as an artform and a teaching tool.”
- Ana Visneski, Blogger, Flip the Media: At the Crossroads of Media, Culture, and Technology
The satirical humor carries over in Dim Sum Warriors, with punning chapter titles like “You win some, you dim sum” and parodies of steroids like “InnerStrength,” a health elixir and energy drink that makes the warriors in Colonel Quickynoodle’s Fried Kung Academy look like body builders. The name Quickynoodle itself is a comment on instant ramen and genetically engineered foods.
Olivia Waxman, “New York Comic Con: Dim Sum Warriors iPad Comic GIves a Taste of Chinese Culture“, Time Magazine’s Techland
This bilingual English-Mandarin digital manga is that rarest of creative triumphs: an educational comic that’s actually fun to read. Developed as an iPad app to teach language skills to kids (co-creator Yen Yen Woo is a professor of education at Long Island University), Dim Sum Warriors puts story and characters first, while maximizing the interactive potential of the iPad as a learning platform.
Rob Salkowitz, “The 10 Coolest Original Comics of 2012″, Fast Company
With Lee’s delightful illustrations and Goh and Woo’s engaging narrative, the characters could have been ingredients in a Waldorf salad and still been interesting.
Publishers Weekly, “Dim Sum Warriors Vol. 1: Enter the Dumpling”