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Comic: Hapa Love Notes

"Did you eat yet?" and other ways this illustrator says "I love you"

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Words and art by Ashley Topacio

Ashley Topacio is a mixed race multidisciplinary artist. Her comics explore the absurdity and grit of ordinary life and relationships, memoir and imagined. An accomplished fine artist and book author, Ashley focuses on themes of growth, life-death-life cycles of nature and creativity, and really good food. From Ashley: "I make art inspired by our relationships with these things, often emphasizing a diaspora lens." Created exclusively for JoySauce in an ongoing and highly personal series reflecting her experiences as a mixed race woman, she offers us a delightful poem rendered in comic strip form titled "Hapa Love Notes." We hope this makes you smile as wide as it did us. 

Published on May 25, 2022

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Words and art by Ashley Topacio

Ashley Topacio is a mixed race multidisciplinary artist. Her comics explore the absurdity and grit of ordinary life and relationships, memoir and imagined, through a diasporic lens.