Sunmi is a cartoonist based in what is known as Baltimore, Maryland, on the colonized land of the Piscataway people. Their work explores emotional distances, gender deviant fantasies, and failures of the American Dream — all within a framework of queer and Korean diasporic identity, history, and mythology. Their debut YA graphic novel “Firebird” will be published with HarperCollins in 2023.

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