Furqan Updates

New website for 2015

New website for 2015

What it do yall? Translation ( How are you)? Myself and Joy Liu just finished a new portfolio site for my latest work. Let me know what you think. So what’s new? I have been posting on my other blog little hints about Furqan’s First…

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Portraits & Stores – Furqan’s First

Portraits & Stores – Furqan’s First

I started painting children’s portraits about two years ago. I was having a conversation with my friend Krea, a fellow parent and vocal activist. I was telling her about my story and she was very supportive saying that I should find a way to connect…

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We made it! – Furqan’s First

We made it! – Furqan’s First

We did it! THANK YOU all so much for being a part of this journey! It has been amazing to see all the support from family, old friends, and many new friends. I’m excited to share with you this story and to give you sneak…

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My Mentors – Furqan’s First

My Mentors – Furqan’s First

When I first entered the children’s book world, I felt like a strange being on a new planet. Aside from the few stories I remember as a child, I really didn’t know much. I knew which books I liked to read to my son, so…

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Short Stories – Furqan’s First

Short Stories – Furqan’s First

I once heard Will Smith tell a story about rebuilding a wall his dad tore down. I remember him making a metaphor out of the wall. It was about gradual steps that build something much bigger. Instead of seeing the wall as a huge task…

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Dropped Out of College – Enrolled in Life

Dropped Out of College – Enrolled in Life

Get an education! From a very early age my parents, family, and community drilled home the idea that I must “study hard” (Korean grandmother’s accent), and get an education. They gave me plenty in talks about thinking for myself, always questioning status quo, etc. Education: to…

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Why I Hated Reading

Why I Hated Reading

Why I hated reading growing up. To me, books sucked! As a child I don’t remember many favorite children’s books. I wasn’t much into comics yet. I loved graffiti art and almost lost my mind when I met Dream and Spie from the TDK crew…

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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

Peace, This is it. I’m finally doing it. I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign for my first ever self-published children’s / picture book called Furqan’s First Flat Top. Over the next 30 days I will not only be doing a major push for this campaign on all the…

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