Pien, photographed at the 2003 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Art Fair
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Friends of Lulu Kim Yale - Best New Talent award, 2004
Lark Pien (born c. 1972) is an American cartoonist who has created the minicomics Stories from the Ward, Mr. Boombha, and Long Tail Kitty, the last of which won her the Friends of Lulu Kimberly Yale Award for Best New Talent in 2004. Her work has also been showcased in the Flight comics anthology.
Pien earned her Bachelor of Architecture in 1995 from California Polytechnic State University. She began making comics in 1997.
She is based in Oakland, California.
- Long Tail Kitty ISBN 978-1934706442
- Long Tail Kitty, Come Out and Play ISBN 978-1-60905-394-9
- Mr. Elephanter ISBN 978-0763644093
Work as Colorist
Pien was the colorist for the following books:
- American Born Chinese ISBN 9780312384487 (author: Gene Luen Yang, publisher: First Second Books)
- Boxers & Saints ISBN 9781596439245 (author: Gene Luen Yang, publisher: First Second Books)
- Sunny Side Up ISBN 978-0-545-74166-8 (authors:Jennifer and Matthew Holm, publisher: Graphix/Scholastic)
- "The Story of Binny" Flight Volume 4 (2007) ISBN 0-345-49040-1
- "Game Daze" The Girls Guide to Guys' Stuff (2005) ISBN 1-58485-368-9
- "Paragon" Scheherazade (2005) ISBN 1-932360-54-9
- "Timshel" Blood Orange #4 (2004)
- "Demoniac Pacheco" Orchid (2002)
- You Are, I Am - Magic (2009)
- Small Destructions (2008)
- Brave Mr. Elephanter (2007)
- Long Tail Kitty - Graveyard Shift (2006)
- Long Tail Kitty - Full Moon Night (2004)
- Eat With Me, Long Tail Kitty cookbook (2003)
- Long Tail Kitty - Outer Space! (2002)
- Long Tail Kitty - XOXO (2002)
- Long Tail Kitty - Heaven (2001)
- Mr. Boombha Goes for a Walk (2001)
- Stories from the Ward, vols 1-4 (1997–2002)
- 2015 - MOMENTUM: An Experiment in the Unexpected, "intervention" installation - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
- 2009 - I Love You a Little gallery show - Studio Gallery, San Francisco
- 2007/8 - I Am 10 exhibition - Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
- 2007 - Small Destructions installation - Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
- 2002 - She Draws Comics exhibition - Secession Gallery, Vienna
- 2001 - 355 Days installation - Atlas(t) at Galería de la Raza, San Francisco
- 2004 — Friends of Lulu Kim Yale - Best New Talent
- 2007 — Harvey Award for color work on American Born Chinese (written and drawn by Gene Luen Yang, published by First Second Books)(2006)
- Okinaka, Bobby. "Pulp Representation," Asia Pacific Arts (Aug. 11, 2003).
- Pay, Geoffrey. "Beyond Superheroes: Independent APA cartoonists featured in Small Press Spotlight," Asian Week (Mar. 21, 2003).
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