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Oct 14, 2019

There are more superhero stories in the public consciousness than ever before. However, they tend to focus on extremely similar characters to one another. Fortunately, as the superhero world becomes more diverse, ever so slowly Dennis Lui is pushing it forward. Lui is the creator of Raising Dion, a comic-turned-Netflix Original series focused on a young boy discovering his power after the death of his father and his mother's struggle to raise him and protect him from those who will hurt him. Liu, with the help of his wife Marie Iida, has turned his creative eye to LING. LING is a new comic book and short film centered on an Asian-American teenage girl who, after meeting a three-legged fox name Kitsy, is more than what she seems.

Hit play and learn more about how LING came to be,  why Liu and Iida chose the magical girl genre to situate the story in, and how important it is for creators to support others in their community as they come up.

To watch LING, the short, see the video below. To order a physical copy of the comic, click here.