Forgetting Grandma
Victo Ngai
I did this little comic stripe for the New York Times Opinionator Private Lives - a column on personal memoirs. (For y’all international folks, the comic should be read from left to right, up to down. )
The essay I worked on is about a Chinese-American woman meeting her grandma, who happens to live in the same city all along, for the first time in a very long time. ”My grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. But in a lot of ways, she made us forget each other a long time ago.” It’s a bit melancholy but beautiful. It runs in the online blog and today’s Sunday Paper. 
Frankly I am not as aquatinted with comic as with illustration, so there are a lot more to be learnt and improved. But I really enjoy this fun challenges and love how the New York Times would occasionally throw me a curve ball or two. Being put out of my comfort zone keeps me focus and excited. 
Big thanks to AD Alexandra for the interesting assignment, as always!

Forgetting Grandma

Victo Ngai

I did this little comic stripe for the New York Times Opinionator Private Lives - a column on personal memoirs. (For y’all international folks, the comic should be read from left to right, up to down. )

The essay I worked on is about a Chinese-American woman meeting her grandma, who happens to live in the same city all along, for the first time in a very long time. ”My grandmother has Alzheimer’s disease. But in a lot of ways, she made us forget each other a long time ago.” It’s a bit melancholy but beautiful. It runs in the online blog and today’s Sunday Paper. 

Frankly I am not as aquatinted with comic as with illustration, so there are a lot more to be learnt and improved. But I really enjoy this fun challenges and love how the New York Times would occasionally throw me a curve ball or two. Being put out of my comfort zone keeps me focus and excited. 

Big thanks to AD Alexandra for the interesting assignment, as always!

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