“The Iron Chink” was the original title of our graphic novel. However, a month before the graphic novel went out to the printing press, the title was changed.
In spring of 2012, a controversial issue occurred in the media – in reference to a sports figure incident …a media outlet had used the headline “A Chink in the Armor”. This resulted in an unfortunate reaction which led to our original title being changed.
The real Iron Chink was the name given to a mechanized 1900s salmon gutting and cutting machine. The name reflected the racist attitudes of the time, whereupon the Chinese cannery workers were laid off and replaced by this mechanized fish butchering machine.