Hello 2023!

Hi everyone!!

Wow, we’re about 3 months in and I FINALLY feel like I got some decent news to share! I felt like I haven’t been very productive the last two months due to various reasons (like work…taxes…life…and just planning out my year sort of thing)!

But if you haven’t seen on my social media accounts already, I had posted that I will be attending TWO in-person events in April (yes, that’s next month)!


The first event will be Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 2nd in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I will be attending the Eau Claire Mini Flea Market selling some NEW merchandise (see below)!

My second in-person event will be in Eagan, Minnesota on Saturday, April 29th at the Hmong Arts & Craft Fair.

So if you have time to stop by either of those events, it’ll be great to meet you!

On another note, for the past few weeks, I have been working on some NEW stickers! They have finally arrived to me not too long ago. Below is a sneak peak!

And usually, I post a bit of my process here. The idea for these new stickers came about after making my first Sun and Moon holographic stickers last year.

Those stickers sold out at an event I tabled at least year, so I thought it’ll be cool to make more, but this time, with an elemental theme instead. Here are the initial sketchbook sketches.

And below are the colored files before they went to print. I decided to go with the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. I also threw in two more themes: Light and Dark or Angel and Devil (however, you want to interpret it). Plusssss, I came to realize that all of these make for almost all the colors in the rainbow, so it looked really cool and cute together!

But yeah! I hope you enjoyed this little process post and also me sharing my plans for the next month. This year I plan to focus on tabling more (maybeeee) and working on my comics (I know I say that every year, but it’s SO hard for me to focus and just commit)! *Fingers crossed!

I hope you all are doing well and getting the ball rolling with what you want to accomplish this year! Best of luck~! We can do this!!

Duachaka :)

Hmong Arts & Craft Fair

Hi all!

It’s finally November and I want to update you all on a few things!

I’ve posted a bit on my social media already, but in case you haven’t heard, I will be tabling at the Hmong Arts & Craft Fair in Maplewood, Minnesota! This is an arts and craft fair featuring Hmong artists and makers.

The single-day event takes place on November 19, 2022 from 11am-6pm! More information regarding the event can be found here.

I’m excited because I’ll be debuting a NEW Holiday Sticker Sheet!

The sticker sheet features four clear, kiss-cut stickers and was inspired by the holiday season. I wanted it to be wintery and holiday themed.

Below is a little look at the initial sketches.

With that in mind, my online shop will be closed after Friday, November 11th. I’m not sure how long it will remain closed, but most likely will not reopen until after the craft fair event or Thanksgiving holiday.

That’s all I have for now. I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Halloween Shop Update


Boy, did September flew by! The weather in the Midwest has definitely started feeling chilly, and with the last week of September brewing in, I have a special announcement!

Like many folks, I’ve been feeling the festivities of Halloween and have spent most of this month creating new merch for my upcoming shop update this Friday, September 30th at 1:00 PM CST! I’m so excited for this launch because I’ll be featuring a new type of product that I have never made before…notepads!

Here’s a peak at all the new merch!

New merch includes mini art prints, holographic and glow-in-the-dark stickers, notepads, bookmarks, and downloadable coloring sheets!

My online shop is currently closed, but will re-open Friday, September 30th at 1:00 PM CST!

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak and are as excited as I am about the launch!

If you would like to receive an email reminder when the shop goes live, be sure to subscribe to my online shop to receive updates! Thanks!


Autoptic Festival Weekend


Just wanted to remind you all that I’ll be tabling at Autoptic Festival this Saturday, August 13th at the The Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis, MN from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

Autoptic is a festival featuring comics, zines, posters, and other printed materials. The festival also includes “panels, workshops, interviews, book signings, parties, and a day-long floorshow where over 120 artists can display their art, sell their work and meet the public” (Autoptic.com).

The event is FREE and open to the public! 

My confirmed table space is Table 37B!

I’ll be selling my comics as well as some mini art prints and stickers! I look forward to seeing some of you there!

On another note…


First of all, Tradition mini comics are back in stock! Grab yours today!

Tradition is a mini comic reflecting on the reality of keeping up with traditions in the world today. The story also touches on some Shamanist customs in the Hmong culture.

Secondly, my online shop will be closing this Thursday, August 11th and won’t reopen until later this month. If you need to purchase anything before than, please do so! Thank you!


Summer 2022 Updates!


I hope everyone’s been doing well. I can’t believe it’s already more than halfway through 2022 and summer’s almost over! But with that in mind, I would like to make a few summer announcements of events I’ll be attending this month and next!

  • First of all, I am happy to announce that I will be part of the Northwoods Book Festival this month!

    I will be visiting the Winchester Public Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m. to present on my mini comic, Tradition, and will be sharing my writing/illustration process as well as dive into the ups and downs of being a diverse author/illustrator!

    The event is FREE and open to the public, if you plan on attending!

    There are also other authors who will be presenting throughout the summer. Check out the flyer below for dates!
  • Secondly, I will be tabling at Autoptic Festival on August 13th in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Autoptic is a festival featuring comics, zines, posters, and other printed materials. The festival also includes “panels, workshops, interviews, book signings, parties, and a day-long floorshow where over 120 artists can display their art, sell their work and meet the public” (Autoptic.com).

    I’ll be selling my comics, stickers, and prints there! My Table Number is 37B!

    This event is FREE and open to the public as well, if you plan on attending!

And that’s all the major announcements I have for now! Thank you for following along on my artist journey. Until next time!


Pre-Orders Open for “The Collection” (Reprint)


I hope you all are well. Recently, my comic book The Collection, went out of print and I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to reprint more books. However, I decided I go through with it!

I created this story almost 7 years ago, back when I was still in college. In fact, I launched my Kickstarter campaign to fund the first print run of this book on April 6, 2015!

The Collection is comic book about Duab, a Hmong-American 5th grader, juggling her school and home life meanwhile uncovering the importance of her culture. In the story, Duab struggles to complete a school project, help her younger sister get used to the school lunch, and host a family reunion party. 

The comic is near and dear to my heart as it shares some of the struggles I had growing up as a Hmong-American kid. I remembered being embarrassed about being Hmong and showing off my culture.

This story was created to capture my narrative in hopes that it would connect with kids going through a similar experience.

With that said, I have created a PRE-ORDER for copies of the physical book! If you’ve been meaning to get a copy, you can pre-order now! Head on over here:

Pre-orders will help me figure out how many to print and also lets me know if people are still interested in getting physical copies.

More information will be listed on my shop as to how pre-orders work. 

Also, April is officially Hmong Heritage Month! What better way than to celebrate the Hmong culture through literature and art?! If you’re an educator, parent, or know of anybody looking for something to share with kids about learning to be proud of who they are, The Collection might be a great start!


Spring Shop Update!


It’s been a minute! This past month I’ve been busy making new merch for another shop update coming this Friday, March 18th at 4:00 pm CST! The 🌸 SPRING SHOP UPDATE 🌸 will feature some new works inspired by the bright colors and freshness of spring-time! Right in time before the first day of spring! This next update features several cute stickers and mini art prints that’ll brighten up your day!

Items won’t be available until Friday, but you can go over to my shop, scroll down, and subscribe to my Shop Newsletter to get notified when new items become available!

New Mini Art Prints
New Stickers

New Shop Launch!


For the past month I’ve been working hard on migrating my old shop to a new one! I’m glad to say that I am finally going to launch my shop on a new platform tomorrow, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28TH at 4 p.m. CST!

As part of my shop launch, I’ll be selling some NEW products, which includes Valentine inspired cards, coloring sheets, and stickers!

I hope you’re as excited as I am! If you would like to get notified when the shop opens, just click on the link above, enter your email and hit “Notify Me.”

Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to share these with everyone!


Hello 2022!

It’s a new year…meaning new things coming your way!

Hi everyone!

Hope you’ve all have been well and been having a great start to the new year! Just wanted to pop in here and update you all on some recent things that’s been happening.

Recently, I did an audio interview with the Ryan Claytor Patreon Podcast! During the interview, we talked about mini comic Tradition, a bit of my history with the comics medium, and my plans for comics moving forward!

✨Interview Link: HERE

Ryan is also a cartoonist and my mini comic influenced him to write his comic, “A Hunter’s Tale,” which he is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for. Be sure to check out his campaign HERE.

In other news, I’ve been slowly but surely moving my online shop to a new platform! In the past, I’ve used Gumroad to host my online shop, but pretty soon here I’ll have a new storefront! I can’t wait for you guys to see it! If you follow me on social media, you’ll also see that I’ve been posting some new products that I’ll be dropping as soon as I get my new store running!

A new set of Valentine-inspired coloring sheets! Features 3 different designs.
A new set of Valentine-inspired cards! Features 3 different designs.

That’s all I have for now! I’m excited to get these out and anxious for what this year will bring. This year, I’m hoping to build my online brand and focus back on making more comics cuz I really miss it!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2022!

Take care,

Hmong-Inspired Gingerbread Coloring Sheets


Recently, I created some new coloring sheets to add to my shop! The new coloring sheets feature a Hmong girl and Hmong boy inspired gingerbread cookie!

These coloring sheets were inspired by the decorative and colorful gingerbread cookies during the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to add a Hmong-inspired twist to it!

Here are some “behind the scenes” sketches of when I was coming up with the idea for the design.

These will be great for family or classroom activities during the holidays.

You can purchase these as a pair of 2 (1 girl and 1 boy) or, if you want to a value pack, you can also get it as a set of 10 (5 of the same girl design and 5 of the same boy design)!

I had so much fun making these, and can’t wait for you to color them! Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays~!