tina chu (pronouns: she/her) is a Taipei-born, Mississauga-raised illustrator, currently living in a Toronto. She fell in love with illustration between the pages of her Mandarin textbooks growing up and decided to pursue it later in life.
Tina’s meandering path to illustration meant she also had the opportunity to develop as a learning experience designer, her hat of choice during the day. To date, Tina is most known for her zine, Do You Have a Cervix? which was nominated for a Broken Pencil Infozine Award in 2020.
These days, Tina is most intrigued by projects that make information digestible, and pushes her to blend her love of learning with storytelling and comics in new ways. She also likes starting the day trying to add to her muscle collection so that she can soon do some consecutive full push ups.
madcrush is named for silly comics tina snail-mailed to friends detailing her crushes of the day, waaay back in the day.