Tak Toyoshima

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December 1st at 8:00pm ET – December 8th at 8:00pm ET on eBay

Auction Items

Signed Original Ink and Brush Drawing on Bristol Board
Dimensions: 7 x 11 inches

Signed paperback copy of Kwok

Illustrator’s Biography

Tak Toyoshima is the artist/creator of the comic strip “Secret Asian Man.” Starting as a two-page monthly in a Boston-based arts magazine, “Secret Asian Man” became a weekly  comic strip for the next six years. In the fall of 2006, “Secret Asian Man” was scouted by United Features Syndicate (“Peanuts,” “Dilbert,” and “Boondocks”) and developed to launch in July of 2007 as the first Asian American comic strip since the days of Bruce Lee and Charlie Chan.

Toyoshima has worked on many comic art related projects and publications in support of marginalized communities including Secret Identities: An Asian American Superhero AnthologyNew Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George TakeiAPB: Artists Against Police Brutality, and most recently, Kwok, a self-published short story fundraiser to assist Asian seniors in the wake of the surge of anti-Asian violence. He also teaches a weekly comics and sequential arts class to middle school aged kids in Massachusetts’ south shore area.

Toyoshima was born and raised in New York City’s Tribeca on the borders of SoHo, Chinatown, and Little Italy. This breeding ground for creativity and multi-cultural experiences provided a solid foundation for him to become the confused artist he is today.

You can learn more about Tak on his social media channels. 


Tak Toyoshima
has generously donated his work to the Friends of the Ashland Public Library for our online Children’s Illustrators Art Auction, helping raise funds to support our library programs for all ages.

Reminder:

The live auction will be from Wednesday December 1st @ 8pm – Wednesday December 8th @ 8pm ET on eBay. You can bid anytime during that week on eBay.

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