All posts tagged: Nor Sanavongsay

Lao-Diaspora-of-the-Week: Nor Sanavongsay

This week, LLOTP launches our brief feature series, introducing you to the creatives and organizers of the Lao American Writers Summit 2016.  Give us your two sentence bio. Nor Sanavongsay is an artist who loves creating and exploring new ways of achieving great results in his work. He has been making his ideas real since the 5th grade. Describe in detail your favorite Lao dish. Dancing Larb Goong (shrimp) is my favorite because it’s entertaining and delicious. When you tell someone your ethnic background, what’s their first reaction? Confused and “I thought you were Filipino?” In three words, why people should attend the Lao American Writers Summit in San Diego? Creativity. Food. Fun Learn more about Nor’s work at Sahtu Press. Meet Nor and other community creatives at the next Lao American Writers Summit, this May 27-28, 2016.

#TBT: Nor Sanavongsay and the power of imagination

“With great power comes great responsibility,” we’re told time and again in the stories of that classic superhero, Spider Man. When Nor Sanavongsay was growing up in Elgin, Illinois, he has memories of both American superheroes and the Lao folktales his father and relatives took time to tell him. “Growing up, I always wished there were Lao superheroes or even more Asian superheroes, for that matter. I’ve grown tired of waiting and decided why not create my own and hopefully future generations can enjoy them,” Nor said. This weekend he’ll be discussing this problem at ZAPPCON with other fans and creators passionate about superheroes, where he’ll share his ideas and get some input and new perspectives on where we can go next. In the America of the 1980s, it was a deeply influential decade on comics, and Nor and other Lao Americans had a very good seat to see what was possible. It was a time when independent comics were starting to gain ground, creating characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Many classics of comic …