Jerry Ma – Graphic Artist

New York, NY

I hope to inspire others to not be afraid to pursue their dreams…

ma.jerry1Who are you?

I’m the founder of Epic Proportions, which is responsible for indie comics like BURN and SpaceRanger, as well as a new line of T-shirts. I am also the art director of Secret Identities, the Asian American Superhero Anthology.

What do you do?

I try to convey stories through the images I create whether it is on a T-shirt or on a blank piece of paper. I hope to inspire others to not be afraid to pursue their dreams, and that through hard work, they give themselves the best chance to do so.

Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?

I am a 2nd gen Taiwanese American.  I am proud to be of Taiwanese heritage for the simple fact that I don’t think there is any reason for me not to be. We are our own people with our own voice, and I have been so happy recently to see so many others letting people know that we are here and we count.

What does the future of Taiwanese America look like to you?

Just recently from the Census, it was startling to me how many Taiwanese Americans wanted to be heard, and it made me feel so proud to be Taiwanese American. So I would say our future has never looked so bright.  After attending my first Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) conference just a month or so ago, it made me realize that we do have a strong presence. There are so many talented and dedicated Taiwanese Americans, and there is a strong sense of family. This bond will only help us be heard more in the near future.

Any additional information you would like to share?

I think is a great site.

My favorite Taiwanese food would be all of it. It is the best cuisine in the world. Just check how much weight I gain every time I go back.


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