In 2022, I ventured into the world of Comics with a graphic memoir series called Jelly Cake.
Jelly Cake is a coming of age memoir series about growing up as an emotional 2nd generation Chinese American girl. I’m exploring the complexities of living in three worlds: the world of my ancestors, the place where I was born, and the magical inner world I created for myself. And ultimately a search for home.
Publications:Jelly Cake Issue 1 - (76pp, perfect bound, first edition 250) The debut comic of the Jelly Cake series introduces a young girl finding her voice in elementary school, her suburb in Los Angeles, and in her immigrant home. Themes include eating issues, loneliness, young seduction, and kid snacks.
Hot Potato - (12pp, offset print, first edition 100)
A story about a sassy middle school potato.
Mushroom Chap Book - (16 pp, 1st edition 300) is a zine I illustrated with text by Lola Milholland that brings to life five mushrooms that grow abundantly in Oregon, describes the life cycle of mushrooms, and teaches the reader how to make a spore print.
Jelly Cake Issue 2 will be released in Spring 2024.