Showing posts with label Robin Ha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robin Ha. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2020

Robin Ha's appearances on San Diego CC videos

Raina and Robin in Conversation | Comic-Con@Home 2020

Jul 24, 2020

Two top children's graphic novelists, Raina Telgemeier (author and illustrator, Guts) and Robin Ha (author and illustrator, Almost American Girl), discuss the art of creating graphic novel memoir, draw on camera, and take questions from their fans. The first 100 viewers to purchase a book by Raina Telgemeier at Brain Lair Books will receive a signed bookplate. Click on the link below to learn more and use promo RAINATA at checkout.

New Kids Comics from Eisner Award publishers (CCEL) | Comic-Con@Home 2020

Jul 22, 2020

Jerry Craft (Class Act, New Kid) and Faith Erin Hicks (One Year at Ellsmere) join exciting comics artists Robin Ha (Almost American Girl), Derick Brooks (Bright Family), and Jonathan Hill (Odessa) in a discussion about new kids graphic novels. Moderated by Candice Mack (YALSA) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committe

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Robin Ha interviewed for The Beat

INTERVIEW: In ALMOST AMERICAN GIRL, the universal language of comics connected Robin Ha to her new culture

Coming-of-age in the South and learning to embrace the Korean-American identity

Southern Fried Asian with comic book illustrator and the creator of the bestselling graphic novel cookbook Cook Korean, Robin Ha.

Robin reveals the secret origin of Cook Korean (1:45) and explains why Korean food is so popular right now (11:00). Then, Robin describes what it was like moving from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama at age 14 (22:00) and living among the city's Korean population... or lack thereof (28:00). Later, she explains how the local comic book store in Huntsville literally changed her life (35:00) and how she eventually taught herself to cook (37:00). Finally, Robin shares some Alabama food memories and her fascination with drive-through fast food places like Sonic (42:45).

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Post on cooking comics

Local cartoonist Robin Ha is featured, but the Post seems to have forgotten that it used to run a cooking comic strip for years - Cheap Thrills Cuisine by Bill Lombardo and Thach Bui - see its introduction at

Some of the newest cookbooks look like comics. But does that work for readers? [in print as Is this the way we want to cook now?]
By Charlotte Druckman
Washington Post July 12 2017, p. E1, 6

A brief history of graphic cookbooks

Washington Post July 12 2017, p. E6
online at

Friday, October 07, 2016

Video promos for 'ReDistricted'

With the launch of ReDistricted, a serialized online comics anthology that looks at unusual historical stories about Washington, D.C., I've started doing small promotional (and rather unpolished) videos for each story, either at a location related to that week's featured story, with the creative team, etc. Below is the first one regarding Robin Ha's story "Freedman's Savings Banks." That's me (Matt Dembicki), that's the U.S. Treasury Annex on Pennsylvania Avenue behind me, and you should watch it!

Here's the plaque on the annex that commemorates the Freedman's bank.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ha's 'Cook Korean!' teasers

Local cartoonist/illustrator Robin Ha has posted online a few illustrations for the comic cook book she's working on called Cook Korean! (Ten Speed Press). It's scheduled to come out next summer.

According to Ha, "This book teaches you how to make everyday Korean recipes through comics and illustrations, including the recipes from my blog, Banchan in Two Pages!" The book also was mentioned in a New York Times article last week.

Visit Ha's Tumblr for more yummy watercolors. Here's a Q&A with Ha by Mike Rhode for the Washington City Paper last year.

Images posted with permission

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Express on Smudge

D.C. comic books get a nudge at Smudge

By Tim Regan

For indie publishers and small-press cartoonists who don’t have Marvel levels of fame, finding an audience can be tricky. Luckily, Smudge Expo is here to help.

Click here to read the article online.

The Artisphere also placed an ad in today's Express featuring Smudge.
Finally, here's a wrap up of the ads Smudge ran
online over the past few weeks to promote the show.