Creator of “Angry Little Asian Girl” series to give a talk for the Assembly Series

Artist Lela Lee gets even by getting angry

Cartoonist/artist/actress Lela Lee will be the featured speaker for the Assembly Series program at 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 11 in Graham Chapel. The event, sponsored by the Asian American Association, is free and open to the public.

Growing up in America as a female and a member of a minority made Lee feel surrounded by racism and sexism. In the early 1990s as a student at the University of California, Berkeley, she created the character and alter ego, “Kim, the Angry Little Asian Girl,” who became the star in five animated cartoons she developed as the “Angry Little Asian Girl” series.

Since then, Lee’s creation has had successful spin-offs that include a self-published comic strip featuring girls with various identities, and a Web site that offers a large selection of “Angry Little Asian Girl” merchandise. She has just published her fifth book, Angry Little Girls in Love, debuting just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Lee is also an actress with television credits to her name, including recurring characters in “Scrubs,” and the Sci Fi Channel’s “Tremors.” She has also appeared in the 1998 film “Yellow,” and the 2002 movie “Better Luck Tomorrow.”

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