Sunmi is a cartoonist and illustrator based in what is known as Baltimore, Maryland, on the occupied land of the Piscataway people. Their work explores themes of emotional distance and fantastical femininity, within a framework of queer, Asian American, and Korean diasporic identity, history, and mythology. Their debut YA graphic novel “Firebird,” which follows these threads, will be published with HarperCollins in 2022.

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AAWW - Folds and Staples: When DIY Publishing Makes A Community 
Autostraddle - Drawn To Comics: Non-Binary Cartoonist Sunmi Will Have You Swimming In Colors and Lines
Forge Art Magazine Issue #18: Sacrifice
Tight Pencils Podcast: Ep 78
All images (c) Sunmi 2020