Category: behind-the-scenes

June 28, 2021

Vaccine Art Project Featured

Check out the June 26, 2021 issue of Sampan Newspaper for the “加油! Add Oil! We Can Do This!” series.
June 10, 2021

Chinese Tamale Comic Process

Here’s a little peek at the process for how the Chinese tamale comic came together: Like and subscribe please and thank you!
March 26, 2021

“Our” Social Distancing Normal Comic Making Process

@emptybamboogirl #comicstrip #cartoon #stopasianhate #stopaapihate #sketch #procreate #boston #comicartist #process ♬ Creative – SmiLE Here’s a little peek into the process I went through making..
February 26, 2021

Living life with new energy

I just applied for an art grant and I usually don’t because I’m lazy…you have to write out all this information, but I decided to..
February 16, 2021

A walk-thru of my vaccine comic strip

@emptybamboogirl Check out final at! #comics #comicstrip #cartoon #illustration #drawing #procreate #art #vaccine #boston #sketch ♬ Winnie the Pooh (From “Winnie the Pooh”) –..
February 9, 2021

Vaccine comic strip in process

@emptybamboogirl #comicstrip #cartoon #sketch #pencil #drawing #art #boston #vaccine #pandemic ♬ Winnie the Pooh (From “Winnie the Pooh”) – Cover Kid It’s been a long..
February 2, 2021

That Lunar New Year Candy Tray…

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lillian Lee (@emptybamboogirl) is actually called a tray of togetherness. But, I only ever knew it..
January 29, 2021

Too Much Hot Chi

and now I’m yeet hay AF. In Cantonese, 熱氣 “yeet hay” literally translates to “hot air” but refers more to your energy levels. In traditional..
January 17, 2021

On Self-Sabotage

@emptybamboogirl Doing dumb shit #selfsabotage #wacom #design #illustration #art #graphicdesign #digitalart ♬ original sound – emptybamboogirl Since I’ve given birth, I’ve developed this super hero..
January 9, 2021

Lunar New Year Zodiac Animals Coming Soon

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lillian Lee (@emptybamboogirl) I’m working on a new project that will be releasing soon – just..
December 21, 2020

Happy Glutinous Rice Ball Eating Day

…I wish there were a more sexier way of translating tang yuan (汤圆). But, the balls are freakin delicious – both savory and sweet versions...
December 20, 2020

NPR Creative Workshop: Telling Stories of Resilience in a Pandemic

The other day I saw a tweet promoting a creative workshop by NPR Goats & Soda focusing on comic making. Given that I’ve been stuck..
December 6, 2020

A Look Back: My Boob Pumping Journey

Oh man. I just came across this spreadsheet back from when I was trying to figure out my boob feeding / pumping schedule. It was..
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