By Jack Matsuoka

Sensei is a collection of cartoonist Jack Matsuoka's strips by the same name. The comic strip regularly appeared in the Japanese American daily newspaper Hokubei Mainichi.

Jack Matsuoka was inspired by the introduction of a black cartoonist's strip to the San Francisco Examiner in the early 1970s. Having seen this change, Jack thought it was time for Asian Americans to be featured in the comics section too.

Having observed the Asian American movements in the 1960s and 70s, and their renewed interest in self-identity, Jack wanted to do something to help them.