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Karen Luk is a drawer of words, writer of images, and part-time instructor in the Bay Area, California. 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 and located in San Jose, CA. Currently, she is developing a graphic novel and a crowdfunding campaign for her next illustration project.

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Cartoon Art Museum
Harker School
Sakura of America
Smith Micro Software
Canson, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Northern California
New York Times
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

Catober 2022, Paper Dragon Press, February 2022
Cats of Lore 2023 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2022
Star Dust Cats 2022 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2021
Kit-Tea 2021 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2020
Catober 2019, Paper Dragon Press, February 2020
Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2019
Catober 2018, Paper Dragon Press, December 2018
Sci-Fi San Francisco, Skoda Man Press, April 2018
Kaijuly, Paper Dragon Press, August 2017
Kinship, Paper Dragon Press, January 2017
30 Days of Dim Sum, Paper Dragon Press, May 2016
Steampunk Zodiac 2016 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2015
Steampunk Asian Zodiac 2015 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2014
Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar, Paper Dragon Press, December 2013
Steampunk ABC, Paper Dragon Press, January 2013

Art Exhibitions

A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Waterson, Cartoon Art Museum, May to July 2020
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