Minnie Phan & Guy Noren
About her work: “One of my short stories, They Call Us Viet Kieu, is about my parent’s flee from Vietnam and my own solo journey back. I make work that processes events and experiences in my life and hope to generate conversations with others who may relate. I also watercolor illustrations that pertain to the bay area and make sure to print at local print shops. Occasionally I sew various size bags with fabrics/zippers I find at thrift stores. I take pride in up-cycling items that may have otherwise been left at a dumpster. Giving a new creative life to things around be bring me immense joy.”
Minnie’s message: I write, illustrate, hand make, and locally print books, zines, and prints. I focus on telling personal stories ranging from mental health to cultural heritage. I create art to encourage dialogue among those who feel disconnected and hope my work can help others feel less alone.
Minnie Phan is an illustrator, cartoonist, and all around busy bee. She specializes in editorial and children’s book illustration, happily making work that is colorful, thoughtful, and charming. Clients include NPR, Live Nation, The Bold Italic, Colorlines, and The Asian American Literary Review.
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