Assistant to the Chair
Cartoonist & Organizer
Olivia Li is a cartoonist, designer, organizer, and multidisciplinary artist living in Queens, NY. In August 2021, she obtained her MFA in Visual Narrative at SVA. She is particularly interested in telling coming-of-age and self-discovery stories of queer, non-white protagonists, usually with a pinch of magic. Outside of her personal art practice, her passion is working to benefit artist (and particularly comic creator) communities at large: She’s currently a core staff member of MICE (the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), and she cofounded the monthly NYC Cartoonist Meetup in spring of 2023. Olivia is currently working on her debut graphic novel. Her mental health is largely maintained by the sight of other people’s pets over video calls.
Teen Spirit (promo image)
A coming-of-age graphic novel about a budding medium, a ghost-hunter-in-training, and a ghost who have to put aside their differences and combine forces to solve a supernatural mystery plaguing their sleepy New England town.
Teen Spirit (p1)
The Surface Breaks
Digital Short Story project, 2020. Best viewed in a desktop browser.
You, and the Island
A small piece on Tove Jansson, and my thoughts on a personal mythology. (2019)
An instructional zine on how to make dumplings the Li family way. (2019)
A 32.5-foot mural that became a much smaller accordion zine. (2019)
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