“Manja” is the Korean word for “Swastika,” a Buddhist symbol of peace. “Manse” means 10,000 years. Thus, 10,000 years of peace.
I am an American born to a Vietnamese father and Korean mother, and I started creating art from a very young age. I took an interest in comics and movies from reading Marvel Comics, watching superhero movies, and historical dramas. I attended Montclair State University to learn comic art and screenwriting. During my college life, I began to realize that my heritage is underrepresented in popular culture. After graduation, I returned to Montclair as an MBA graduate student to learn the business side of the art world. I made it my purpose to raise awareness of untold and forgotten cultures and history through comics, tv series, and movies to give people from all cultural identities the opportunity to tell their own stories.