Joey Leung Ka-Yin
Based in: Hong Kong
Graphic artist Joey Leung Ka-Yin uses a style that is somewhere between ink painting and cartooning to create charming, fantastical worlds. The soft colors and feminine characters are only sometimes as sweet as they first appearâ€”malaise, anxiety, and cynicism are expressed in facial cues, scenery details, and texts that often accompany her pictures. A translation of the text on Under the Skin, above, reads, "Taking off my skin/ I can see my true self/ How can I compare with you?/ Honestly, we are actually the same without the skin/ Why we bother to compare?"