Sam Nakahira

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Sam Nakahira (she/they) is a comic artist and illustrator. 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 is currently working on a graphic novel around the early life of Ruth Asawa to be published by The Getty Museum in 2024.

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

Sam occasionally sells limited print runs of her comics and other artwork here.