Baopu #115: Creating, In direction of Utopia

A six-panel comic that shows Baopu, an queer Asian person, as a teenager with a long Black bob in China and later as an adult with short red hair. The cartoon depicts their immigration to America. Throughout the image, there is poem: When I was a teenager, I dreamed of leaving. Not anywhere in particular... Just somewhere far, far away. a Utopia. I don't regret leaving. Even though the place I went to was no utopia. I remembered. I didn't run away. I'm not just looking for the perfect place. I'm making it into being. Creating, towards utopia.

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Yao Xiao

Yao Xiao is a China-born illustrator based mostly in New York Metropolis. Yao Xiao creates art work depicting a poetic visible world the place advanced ideas and human feelings are examined, amplified, and given bodily type.

Her work has helped individuals everywhere in the globe join at distinctive moments, from the celebration of the 20 Yr Anniversary of the SXSW Interactive Pageant, to the grand launch of pop singer Katy Perry’s single ‘Darkish Horse.’ She has created deeply emotional and exquisite graphics for editorial print publications, pop music report covers, live performance posters and guide covers.

Yao Xiao’s serialized comedian Baopu at the moment runs month-to-month on Autostraddle. It’s an authentic comedian exploring the nuances in looking for identities, connections and friendships by the fictional lifetime of a younger, queer emigrant.

Baopu stands for ‘holding simplicity,’ a Taoist superb of wishing to return to an easier state.

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Yao has written 121 articles for us.