About


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Karen Luk is a drawer of words, writer of images, and occasional instructor. She creates manga inspired comics. At state and national conferences, she has presented on manga origins, anime history, and comics as a storytelling medium. The Cartoon Art Museum and Google have exhibited her art work. She has taught comic drawing workshops at museums and public libraries. She is a graduate of the California College of Art. Currently, she is developing a graphic novel and a crowdfunding campaign for her next illustration project.

Select Client List

Cartoon Art Museum
Harker School
Sakura of America
Smith Micro Software
Canson, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Northern California
New York Times
PCWorld
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Alameda County Libraries
San Francisco County Libraries
San Mateo County Libraries
Santa Clara County Libraries
Yerba Center for the Arts

Partial Publications List

Couscous Collective: Kitties, Spirits, Feast, Illumination, & Monsters, contributing creator, 2012 to present
Steampunk Asian Zodiac 2015 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2014
Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2013
BAAU 12, contributing creator, May 2013
Steampunk ABC, Paper Dragon Press, January 2013
Encounters, Paper Dragon Press, November 2011
Life Meter 3, Life Meter Comics, contributing artist, 2010
Manga Start, Volumes 5-8, P.M.B.Q Studios, writer & contributing artist, 2009 to 2010
Raconteur, Girlamatic.com, creator, 2007 to 2011

Art Exhibitions

Fanzines! Festival, Paris, France, October to November 2013
Solo show at Google, January to March 2012
Small Press Spotlight, Cartoon Art Museum, October to December 2011
Dirigibles and Submersibles, Sketchbook Project 2011, February to July 2011
Sharing Stories 2, Castro Valley High, solo show, February to March 2011
Sharing Stories, Ohlone College, solo show, September to November 2010
Monsters of Webcomics, Cartoon Art Museum, August 2009 to January 2010
Visual Storytelling, Gallery Project, April to May 2009