Jess Wu-O (they/them)

I'm a queer artist, illustrator, and zinester from Taipei, Taiwan, now based in Oakland, CA. I love illustrating to create a visual representation for communities that deserve to be seen. Through Mixed Rice Zines, each project aims to document and celebrate the voices of queer & trans people color, with the hopes of building community and confidence within ourselves. 

In my personal work and play, I value the lessons to be learned from my 8 year old self. We currently live in a time that demands so much, with endless and often unhealthy expectations of what we should be doing, and how we should look. Through my music making, skateboarding, drawing, and zine printing, I get to take the time to learn the process of creation in my own way. And in response, making space for others to explore creativity too.

 

 

 

i really love illustration commissions of all kinds, and am happy to provide resources on how to make zines!

feel free to email me for more information