Author, Illustrator, Cartoonist - Robin Ha
Introducing our first-ever feature of a New York Times bestselling author! Meet Robin Ha: a DC-based freelance cartoonist and illustrator whose work explores the intersection of what it means to be a woman, a person of color, and an immigrant in America. She also specializes in portraits, drawing people of all shapes, sizes, and races as she explores their beauty through her portrait illustrations.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Robin grew up reading and drawing comics. After moving to the U.S. in her teens, she attended school in the Northeast for her BFA in illustration and then moved to NYC. Four years later, she made DC her homebase where she exhibits her art and travels up and down the East coast attending comics conventions. She also joined @femmefataledc this year - her first experience having a retail space - and appreciates how it helps her grow her community of DC artists.
Robin's work mostly revolves around food + autobiographical comics. Her bestselling book, Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes combines both things, illustrating easy-to-follow recipes with doses of Korean culture. We love the idea and think cooking would be way more fun if every cookbook had comics!
You can meet Robin at her upcoming free event at Femme Fatale on Saturday, May 25. While you're there, get a personalized autograph - a drawing done right in front of you from your choice of the book characters! She'll also be doing live drawings with watercolor + ink, where you can commission her to do a 10-minute 5"x7" portrait on the spot for just $10. All her prints at the pop-up will also be on sale for 15% off during the event only. Stop by from 2 pm to 5 pm and say hi.
Visit @robinhaart to check out her colorful, imaginative work, plus a link to her online store.