This memoir is about my unexpected move from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama at age of 14. My struggle to adapt and cope with culture shock while trying to fit in with my new stepfamily.
Robin Ha was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up reading and drawing comics. She moved to the United States when she was 14 years old. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with BFA in Illustration, she moved to New York City and started a career in Fashion. She joined Drawbridge, a cartoonist collective in Gowanus, Brooklyn where she continued to work as a freelance cartoonist. Her work has been published in independent comic anthologies such as Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as for Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. Her cookbook graphic novel, Cook Korean! : A Comic Book With Recipe explains 64 Korean recipes through comics and since its release on July 2016, it has been on New York Times Bestseller list. She is currently living in Falls Church, VA, working on several graphic novels including a memoir about her immigration experience in Huntsville, Alabama as a teenager.