About ME

Pencil (Manja) Swastika to represent it's ancient history of peace.
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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.

Adam Merrigan's mini-biography

I was born in the United States in 1995 to a Vietnamese father and a Korean mother with a passion for world history, culture, and comic art. After reading several Marvel Comics and learning Korean and American history, I became inspired to create comics. I began drawing at high school, and my art teachers praised me for my creativity. Then I attended Montclair State University to develop my drawing skills by illustrating comics and engaging in other forms of drawing such as charcoal. I created the World of Manja Manse as a nonprofit art brand to share and sell untold and forgotten histories through comic art and illustration with the world. After graduation, I created my first comic Jason Choe. However, my comic did not gain much traction on social media such as Patreon and Webtoons made it difficult for me to upload them online, so I put it on hiatus. Once again, I returned to Montclair State University to become a business administrator to gain a wider following for my digital comic and earn enough income to recruit comic artists who also want to know more about the world through me.