FIRSTS: Bed Bath & Beyond

Presenting IWB’s new comic strip column: a space for exploring cross-cultural encounters through the revealing, yet light-hearted lens of humour. Our inaugural series, titled “FIRSTS,” narrates the cognitive dissonance that internationals experience in their first encounters with various American norms.

If you’d like to contribute a “first” to the series, email iwb@brown.edu with your idea – our graphic designers will help you develop your story into a strip!

Cartoon strip 2_ He Ri Kwon

Written by An Truong ’17/Artwork by He Ri Kwon ’16