tina chu | pronouns: she/her
is an illustrator and zinemaker who’s academically trained as a linguist + cultural theorist. her love for word and image was sparked by the language textbooks she grew up with in Taiwan.
madcrush is named for the comics tina sent to friends about her coups de coeur of the day, during a time of figurative meanderings. now, tina’s zines feature whatever fascinates her, from silly comic characters, info on cervical exams, to reflections on her experience as an immigrant settler.
outside of illustration, tina can be found putting kimchi on (almost) everything, admiring the rocks and pebbles of any shore and trying her best to get buff and strong.
tina is based out of Toronto/Mississauga—and she acknowledges it’s the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
she recognizes that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. for more information and resources, please visit Toronto for All.