Duachaka (Dua) is a Hmong-American cartoonist and illustrator from snowy Wisconsin. As a first generation Hmong-American, her parents persuaded her to go to college in hopes of her becoming a doctor, lawyer, or teacher. Of all the things she could’ve studied, she spent four long years obtaining a B.F.A. in Entertainment Design with a concentration in Comics and Sequential Art (fancy wording for basically a Comics Degree). Today, she tries her hardest to make comics, illustrate picture books, and still be a mom to her loving children.
She is represented by Janna Morishima at Janna Co.
Dua is also an advocate for Hmong writers and artists! She has created a list of Hmong artists, conducted a series of written Hmong artist interviews, and created a list of Hmong children’s books, board books, chapter books, and graphic novels written or drawn by Hmong people or featuring Hmong characters/subject matter.
Interview with Janna Morishima, April 2020
Hmong American Buzz, September 2019
TALK/DRAW Interview with Mighty Pegasus Art, January 2019
jungle azn vol. 1, December 2018
A Slice Of Life From A Lifestyle Comic, July 2016
API Comic Book Writers/Artists Interview, May 2016