Laura Ling, Euna Lee & Kim Jong Il through the eyes of Tak Toyoshima, Secret Asian Man

Illustration 
by cartoonist Tak Toyoshima of Laura Ling and Euna Lee with Kim Jong Il looming over them.

I had to post this, although I haven’t had time to blog about the Asian American Journalists Association convention last week in Boston. This illustration was in the organization’s silent auction and I had to have it.

Cartoonist Tak Toyoshima, who draws the syndicated comic “Secret Asian Man,” drew this the day before the start of the convention, specially for the auction.

Since the recent release of journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee was so fresh in everyone’s minds, and the topic of “Journalists in Jeopardy,” including Ling and Lee but also Roxana Saberi, was the plenary session that kicked off the convention, the drawing seemed the perfect symbol of the spirit of the convention, and of the AAJA.

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3 Responses to Laura Ling, Euna Lee & Kim Jong Il through the eyes of Tak Toyoshima, Secret Asian Man

  1. Richard says:

    Other than the fact that they are rather scantily clad for the North Korean winter and a frozen Tumen River, it’s fabulous.

  2. Frank Kim says:

    I love it!
    I blogged about a Secret Asian Man strip where he talked about North Korea.
    http://www.lovenorthkorea.org/2009/07/12/north-korea-according-to-secret-asian-man/

  3. wish i could’ve made it to the convention. but glad to read even a little about it here. thanks for posting!

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