Drawing Inspiration

Drawing Inspiration

At eight years old, R. Kikuo Johnson read his first comic book from Compleat Comics, a bygone of old Wailuku. After completing his first book, Johnson can’t recall a time he wasn’t consuming comics, other than when he was illustrating his own. 

Maui’s Kai Lenny Tackling Massive Surf

Maui’s Kai Lenny Tackling Massive Surf

Kai Lenny, a born and raised Maui surfer, grew up watching his idols tackle waves thought impossible at Peʻahi. He channels this mindset and draws from his multidisciplinary background to take big-wave surfing to new heights. One of his more recent accomplishments is one that can be enjoyed lying on the couch. Lenny, who struggles to stay out of the water, has compiled epic stories and action shots from some of the world’s elite big-wave surfers, including himself, in an aptly titled book, “Big Wave Surfer: The Greatest Rides of Our Lives.”

Going Live with Chef Sheldon

Going Live with Chef Sheldon

Don’t know what to cook? Chef Sheldon has you covered.

Monday and Wednesday nights, Tin Roof owner Sheldon Simeon goes live with more than 100 thousand Instagram followers to promote his cookbook, “Cook Real Hawaiʻi,” published in late March.

Baldwin High School Graduate Stars in Disney+ Series

Baldwin High School Graduate Stars in Disney+ Series

Unlike previous roles, Mapuana Makia infused her experiences of growing up on Maui to her character on the new Disney+ TV series “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” Makia, stars as Noelani Nakayama, who she describes as “a vivacious, kolohe, niele, smart, local Hawaiian girl that is just doing her best and respects Doogie a hell of a lot.”