Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh are a hyper-creative husband-and-wife team who came up with a brilliant idea: “Dim Sum Warriors” an interactive comic book about kung fu-fighting sim sum characters that’s available as an iPad app. Yeah, it sounds kinda corny but it’s super cool.
The app has all the action and coolness quotient of manga, but has an added educational bonus: It helps teach Mandarin. As you read the story, you can either read the dialogue bubbles in English or switch to Chinese, and hear the dialogue with a touch.
I invited the couple to be panelists on the comics panel at the V3con for Asian American Digital Media this past August, and they were great.