#6 Sun Wu-Kong II

| November 6, 2010 | 3 Comments

Deanna Lim was the daughter of a Chinese father and an American mother.  Although she was raised in the United States (upstate New York, to be exact), she went on trips to Asia with her family.  Her father’s efforts to teach her more about her Chinese heritage led to Deanna eventually studying Chinese history and literature as a graduate student at NYU.

While traveling through China on a research trip, Deanna felt a strange the need to investigate a cave located near an ancient monument.  While inside the cave, she discovered several artifacts under a large stone.  A spectral figure then appeared in front of her, telling Deanna that she had found the staff and headband of the legendary figure Sun Wu-Kong…and Deanna realized that the tale of “Journey to the West” was in fact based on an true historical figure!  Taking up the headband and staff, and also mounting a flying platform found in the cave, Deanna becomes the new Sun Wu-Kong.  Following the guidance of the spirit from the cave, Deanna begins her own journey of enlightenment!

(Dedicated to the memory of Satoshi Kon)

Category: Fantasy, Manga, Superhero

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Hello everyone, I'm Marc McKenzie, and this is my second year taking part in of this challenge. I've been a freelancer for the past few years, working in animation and creating commissioned work for clients including the New York Times. There have been ups and downs, but...that's life. Honestly, though, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge last year, and I hope to do my best this year...but I hope that everyone does their best and has fun! Ironically, I never really set out to do art at first. I studied something completely different in college and it was only because of an art teacher that I changed gears. Currently I'm living in Hillsborough, New Jersey, working on commissions, trying to find full-time work, and being a doting uncle to my niece.

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  1. JoeCook says:

    That’s awesome! So cool to see such a different take on Sun Wukong. I love that we got them up on the same day too!

  2. Thanks, Joe! Yeah, it’s pretty cool how that worked out!

    Speaking of Sun Wukong/Goku, have you seen the new game ENSLAVED? It’s sort of a science-fiction take on “Journey to the West” from the same studio that produced the game HEAVENLY SWORD, Ninja Theory.

  3. Dan Jensen says:

    Love the expression and pose! Really fun and energetic! Great stuff!

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