Jimmeh Aitch (HUANG Chun)
Jimmeh Aitch (H) is a Siraya person from Taiwan, and a PhD in anthropological linguistics. He has worked as an academic in Florida, Taiwan, and the Philippines. He now lives on Guam and teaches at the University of Guam.
Jimmeh Aitch also draws comics.
Born in Taiwan in 1978, Jimmeh Aitch grew up reading lots of Japanese manga and original Taiwanese comics. Without these comics, his life would be much less awesome, or so he believes. Two of the Asian comics that have inspired him recently are Tekkonkinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto and Super Radical Gag Family by Kenji Hamaoka.
So anyway, Jimmeh Aitch does appreciate Manga and some of the so-called commercial comics, but he never got so inspired as to make his own comics until he found R. Crumb, Harvey Pekar, and other American Underground comics when he went to grad school in Florida.
He made his first comic story, Sluggo, at age of 32, in the summer of 2010, when he just received his linguistics PhD and was waiting for his first academic job. He knew that he would be leaving his friends in Florida very soon, so he started making comics for them as farewell gifts, and for himself as a way of keeping memories. Sluggo was a ferret of Jimmeh Aitch’s neighbor Rob G. and the most chillaxing ferret in the whole universe; he left this world in 2008 and has become two banana trees and a star.
Since Sluggo, Jimmeh Aitch has made a few semi-autobiographical comics for friends. These can all be read online via Jimmeh Aitch's BLOG, where he also publishes his no-penciling black-and-white sketches periodically.
Other Western comic artists that have inspired Jimmeh Aitch include Joe Sacoo, Harvey Pekar, Jim Woodring, Milo Manara, Moebius, David B. , among others. Jimmeh Aitch is obsessed with black-and-white and line work, and thus these have become his preferred style.
Currently Jimmeh Aitch is working with Slowork Publishing on his first documentary comic book " Halo-Halo Manila". He also participate the anthology comic book FRONTLINE Z.A.
Jimmeh Aitch's BLOG
Jimmeh Aitch's Press