"Asian American Women in Comics and Illustration"
23 April 2015
Synopsis: The Asian American Student Union (AASU) welcomes you to, “Asian American Women in Comics and Illustration” as part of Asian American Heritage Week (April 20-24)! We are very pleased to have Hellen Jo and Julia Kuo participating in this panel style discussion! It is rare to find Asian American women working in the illustrations/comics industry, which is so often dominated by Caucasian men. The objective of this panel is to create greater visibility for Asian American women artists and to inspire future generations in crafting their own creative paths. There will be an opportunity to meet these two artists after the panel discussions.
Anyone is welcome to come! Please join us in this wonderful opportunity to meet these two great women!
This event is free and open to the public.
About the artists:
Hellen Jo is a Korean American illustrator and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. Her comic and illustrative work explore the power, violence, and friendship of teenage girls. She is the author/artist of several comics, including Jin & Jam, Deep Cut, and Last Letter, and she has contributed comics and illustrations to myriad publications, including VICE, Nobrow, and Frontier (Youth in Decline). Hellen has also been working in animation for the last few years, contributing storyboards and writing to the Cartoon Network shows Steven Universe and Regular Show; she currently works as a board artist and character designer at Animation Domination High Def (ADHD) for FOX.
Check out her work here: http://helllllen.org/
Julia Kuo is a Taiwanese American illustrator working out of Chicago for most of the year and Taipei over the winter. Her notable clients include the New York Times, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Little Brown and Co., Simon & Schuster, American Greetings, State Farm, JoAnn’s Fabrics, and Tiny Prints. Some of the books she created includes “20 Ways to Draw a Cat,” “Everyone Eats,” and “20 Ways to Draw a Dress.” Along with her freelance work, Julia is also a professor teaching Illustration History at Columbia College Chicago. She was also a guest speaker at ITASA Midwest Conference.
Check out her work here: http://juliakuo.com/