The National Museum of Women in the Arts’s (NMWA) monthly talk show connects viewers to the museum and its mission to champion women artists. On this episode, Deborah Gaston, NMWA director of education and interpretation, and Adrienne L. Gayoso, senior educator, are joined by Robin Ha, illustrator and author whose works have been featured in various publications including The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as in numerous anthologies highlighting Asian American culture. Ha will discuss her illustrated memoir Almost American Girl (2020) and its themes of immigration, belonging, and the impact of art; her comic cookbook in NMWA’s collection, Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes; and her upcoming projects.
About Robin Ha
Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist based in Virginia. She is the author and illustrator of Almost American Girl (2020), a 2021 Walter Award honoree memoir, and Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes (2016), a New York Times bestselling graphic novel cookbook. Ha grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States at age 14. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to New York City and worked in the fashion industry for several years before diving into comics. Ha is currently working on her third graphic novel inspired by the Korean folklore of Gumiho.