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Sam Nakahira

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Sam Nakahira (she/they) is a comic artist and illustrator from Los Angeles. She makes comics about overlooked histories, the natural world, dreams, and more—mostly within a framework of Japanese / Japanese American history and mythology. Her comics have been published by The Nib, Knock LA, and Whetstone Magazine. She graduated from Grinnell College and the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Sam's debut graphic novel, Ruth Asawa: An Artist Takes Shape, was published by the Getty and Abrams Books in March 2024. 

Open for commissions and teaching comics and art workshops/classes! Please send a message with your rate and project to 

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