Since the Beat has been covering comics for nearly 10 years, one thing that I’ve long thought was missing from the site, was…COMICS. In an effort to change that today we’re starting a new program called “Spotlight Cartoonist” where, hopefully every month we’ll spotlight a different cartoonist with daily strips. There will be a tipjar should you feel inclined to give said cartoonist some financial incentive. (Although technical difficulties prevented today’s tipjar.)
We kick things off with Connie Sun aka Connie Wonnie, whose daily journal comics can be found at her website. Although Sun considers herself a part-time cartoonist who is still learning her craft, her strips display the timing and insight of people who have been doing this for years. In short, I suspect Sun will be going places.
Although her comics deal a lot with the Asian-American experience they are mostly so universal in their by turns hopeful ,disappointed and resilient outlook, I think just about everyone will find an emotion to identify with here. We’ll be posting a new strip here every day at 5 pm.
Connie Sun is a NYC-based cartoonist who works in higher education by day. Her hair is prototypically in a bun and she cartoons daily, Monday-Friday at conniewonnie.com. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr: @dearconnie
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.