Author Oliver Chin drops by the studio to talk about his company Immedium, an independent publisher of children’s books and contemporary non-fiction. Oliver discusses his popular series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, his love for comics, and Asian American characters in children’s books. (Intro: Termites, Part 2)
Oliver has written more than 15 books, including the children’s picture books: Tales From the Chinese Zodiac (series), Julie Black Belt (series), and Baltazar and the Flying Pirates. Oliver’s company, Immedium, publishes subjects ranging from eye-catching children’s books to contemporary non-fiction, including commentaries on art, popular culture, and multicultural issues. Called a “comics expert” by the San Jose Mercury News, Oliver has conducted comics workshops at dozens of public libraries and schools, and is an entertainment columnist for Comics and Games Retailer magazine and reviewer for Comics Buyer’s Guide. Oliver graduated from Harvard, where he was the cartoonist for the Harvard Crimson. He now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons.