Books

Self-published books and zines.




Comic Projects

Bigger projects and longer stories that compel us to write what we learn onto the wider world.



It's Okay That It's Not Okay

It's Okay That It's Not Okay is a graphic memoir about delayed grief and the repercussions of suppressing emotion. It's an exploration of the entanglement between workaholism, success, and avoidance.

Currently being serialized online

Neighbors

Neighbors is an autobio comics story told in eight parts about housing and homelessness, about home and belonging. This story is my journey in figuring out the roots of my uneasiness at seeing signs of homelessness on my block.

October 2017 // Shortlisted for 2018 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic

On Beauty

Learning and unlearning what the world tells us about beauty and our value as women -- and the small yet potent ways we may resist. This comic is a letter to my future daughter, and other letters + projects took form at "Dear Daughter".

October 2016 // Winner 2017 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic. Eisner-nominated.

Closets

"Closets" is a story about my dad, told in 7 chapters. It's about my relationship with my parents, it's about being your Self, and in the end -- it's about love. I serialized this comic over seven weeks in September-October 2015. Read the newsletters that went out with each comic, starting here.

October 2015






Comic Essays

These comics are personal and political: they explore our individual decisions within systemic social issues.

Read Becoming Political

Becoming Political

My personal exploration into possibilities of political engagement -- within community -- while honoring the complexities of existing as an Asian-American in America today.

Jan 2019

Read In Visibility

In Visibility & Inclusion

Grappling with my desire to stay small, a reflection from Asian American ComiCon Summit 2017. And a follow-up about how the feelings of belonging are tied into context and systems.

Summer 2017

Read Unspoken

Unspoken

This one is about words because I love words and because words matter. It’s also about #SayingGoodbye.

Dec 2014

Read Aging

Aging

A reflection on the alchemy of time, inspired by Lunar New Year travels visiting family in Asia.

Feb 2015

Read Release

Release

How we hold trauma in our bodies, and how we shake shake shake it off.

May 2015


Sketchier Fare

Diary comics, quick essay sketches, and other experiments.

Read diary comics from October 2017

Diary Comics: October 2017

Diary comics about intimacy, connection, and balance.

October 2017

Read Moment

A Moment for Orlando

Sometimes the news breaks your heart, and you just need a moment. Sometimes you need a lot of moments.

June 2016

Read diary comics from February and March 2017

Diary Comics: Feb+Mar 2017

Diary comics that include lots of moving house and lots of processing home.

February - March 2017

Read a comic about rootlessness and refugees

Rootlessness

On rootlessness and refugees.

January 2017

Read Flowchart

How Much...?

An essay in flowchart form: How much should I pay for this sliding scale* comic (or any other form of art)? *aka Pay-What-You-Want or NOTAFLOF

May 2018

Read Haircut

Haircut

A musing on simple beauty rituals. Because nothing is ever that straightforward. (Related to On Beauty.)

April 2017

Read Guidance

Guidance

A comic about tarot and tea and looking for answers.

May 2016

Read Sadness on the Internet

Sadness on the Internet

A visual essay exploring how our emotions manifest themselves on the internet. Written during AC4D.

Feb 2011

Read Home

Home

Moving always triggers in me a tug of war between letting go and preserving ties.

Nov 2014




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