About Rina

Rina Ayuyang is an Eisner and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist based in Oakland, California. Stories from her self-published mini-comic series "Namby Pamby" were collected in the book "Whirlwind Wonderland" co-published by Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press. Her online comic, Beginning's End was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Short Story. Her A Cartoonist's Diary contribution on TCJ.com was chosen as a Silver medalist by the Society of Illustrators' in the 2016 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Her upcoming book, "Blame This on the Boogie," will be released in Fall 2018 with Drawn and Quarterly.

Rina has self-published comics such as Pet Project and Doodle DAZE, and contributed to various anthologies like Unicorn Mountain #3, Stripburger, and Runner Runner. She has exhibited at the Arlington Art Center, the Cartoon Art Museum, and been a cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles Schulz Museum. She also runs the comics imprint Yam Books, and plays the "nice" co-host on the comics podcast, The Comix Claptrap.