Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 2018 Events

Hope everyone is having a wonderful fall and getting ready for the turkey day. I have a couple of exciting events coming up in November that I would like you guys to check out.


I’ll be exhibiting at this year’s DC BRAU HOLIDAY MARKET on Saturday 24th. This event is a part of DC Small Business Saturday. VIP ticket is on sale here. General Free admission starts at 2 pm and goes until 6 pm. Come enjoy a pint of DC Brau beer and help DC entrepreneurs by shopping local! 
DC Brau is located at  3178-B Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC 20018
My original artwork will be displayed at Woolly Mammoth Theater as a part of the art gallery for the play, ‘SHE THE PEOPLE’. I am so honored and excited to be part of this awesome play at one of my favorite theaters in DC. 
An all-female, all-star team of The Second City’s most fearless, tuned-in sketch comics roasts the patriarchy and reclaims at least two hours of absolutely hilarious time. The producers of Black Side of the Moon and Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) bring you a mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray into “having it all,” having each other’s backs, and having that sick feeling your government’s trying to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages. She the People… in order to perform a more perfect union!
My art that would be displayed are part of an on-going series of collages made with magazine tear sheets combined with poems. You can have a sneak peek on my Instagram. This project started by experimenting with slicing random tear sheets and combining them to create an unexpected ‘new’ image, which I used as a jumping off point to write down my stream of consciousness poem. I had worked as a fashion illustrator and a textile designer throughout my twenties and looking at fashion magazines was part of my daily life. Fashion ads are full of distorted and unrealistic images of what is currently considered as an ideal female beauty, and they shape the self-esteem of women all around the world. The fashion industry doesn’t care that women are actual human beings with individual history and thoughts and these ads are created to trap women into being insecure and unoriginal. It took me many years of struggle and self-discovery to distance myself from these images and become more comfortable with my own body image. With many discussions on body positivity and diversity in the current feminist movement, many women have been able to find their own ways to exist in this world in a happier and a more natural state. But I know that we are still not completely immune to this addiction to superficial beauty. It is apparent in the images that we voluntarily post on our social media. The discrepancy between the commercial and public femininity and what I personally experience as a female in the world is a fascinating subject that I am still in the process of exploring. 
The play is on from Dec 3 till January 6th. Come visit Woolly mammoth to check out the play and the original art! 
Woolly Mammoth Theater is located at 641 D ST. NW WASHINGTON DC 20004


Thanks for reading and hope to see y'all this Saturday at DC Brau!

All the best,

Robin Ha

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 2018 Events

Hope everyone is staying cool in this early scorching summer!

I have a couple of fun events coming up this month. Both of them are in Washington.D.C., and free and open to all audiences. I will be bringing lots of art prints, mini-comics, original art and of course, COOK KOREAN!.
FIRST ON FIRST: MADE IN AMERICA
July 6th Friday 6-8 pm FREE ADMISSION
Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. The Museum participates in First Friday Dupont which invites Dupont Circle’s art galleries and studios to open their doors to the public one evening a month for free. The Museum began participating in First Friday in spring 2015 to bring awareness to the newly launched Brewmaster Studios, located in the home’s historic carriage house. In order to retain the true nature of First Fridays as a way to promote local artisans, we welcome local vendors to “pop up” at our monthly First Friday event. This is a great chance to check out this beautiful museum for free and also check out 3 local artists' pop up stands. Come and say hello!

DC ZINE FEST
July 21st Saturday 11 am - 5 pm FREE ADMISSION
Art Enables 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018
This is my third year exhibiting at the DC Zinefest, and it’s becoming one of my all-time favorite shows! The exhibitors from all over the states showcase their cool zines covering diverse topics. This year, they changed the venue to air-conditioned ART ENABLES. St. Stephens church was cool, but I am so glad that they’ll have AC this year! :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 2017 UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 11th Thursday 7 PM - 9 PM
Book signing at TYPE BOOKS, 883 Queen Street West, Toronto CANADA
COMICS COOKING KOREAN & GOING GREEK
Before Toronto’s greatest comics festival, TCAF, happens the weekend of May 13 and 14, two comic writers and artists will be at Type at 883 Queen Street West to talk about their new books on Thursday, May 11. Join Robin Ha, author of the comic book with recipes, Cook Korean, and the very popular artist behind the Olympians books, George OConnor to get you in the four-colour mood for talking and reading comics.
FREE EVENT
Find out more HERE.

MAY 13th-14th Saturday 9 AM-5 PM Sunday 10 AM-5 PM 
TCAF Toronto Reference Library | 789 Yonge St. Toronto Canada 
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place in 2017 at Toronto Reference Library and the surrounding Bloor/Yonge neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. The full program and list of participating creators will be listed at this website, as well as in printed and digital program guides available on-site at the festival. 
TCAF is free event for all ages.
I will be exhibiting at the Toronto Reference Library with Cook Korean!, fresh-off-the-press mini comics and art prints.
I will also be part of two panel discussions.
  • High Park Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville SATURDAY MAY 13th 11:00 AM – Telling Your Own Stories: Comic Book Memoir – Sometimes finding a good story just takes looking in the mirror. But then what? Join Marcelino Truong, Meags Fitzgerald, Michel Hellman, and Robin Ha as they talk about how the fun and frustrating process of turning their own lives into comics!
  • The Pilot, 22 Cumberland St. SUNDAY MAY 14th 12:00 PM – Looks Good Enough to Eat: Comics and Food – What kinds of stories do we really tell when we make comics about food? What can food illustration teach us about technique, history, family and diaspora? What are the unique challenges of translating a multi-sensory culinary experience into a two-dimensional visual format? Are comics an underutilized medium for illustrating recipes? Join us for a panel discussion exploring the intricate relationship between comics, art, and food.Panelists: Robin Ha, Sarah Becan, Jade Feng Lee, Kat Verhoeven, Emily Forster. Moderator: Lauren Jordan
Find out more HERE.

MAY 20th SATURDAY 12 PM - 7 PM
HEROIC CON 
14910 Persistence Dr, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191 
Heroic Aleworks and the D.C. Conspiracy are teaming up for a minicomics and arts show featuring about two dozen local comics creators! Pick up some one-of-a-kind locally made comics as you enjoy a pint (or two) of your favorite beer that’s made right on site! 
This is a Public Free event.
Find out more HERE.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cook Korean! Book signing at George Mason Regional Libaray




I am having a book signing, artist talk and a cooking demo at George Mason library in Northern VA next Saturday March 25th. It’s a free, public event. I’ll be making Kimbap and there’ll be tasting for Korean food including Kimbap and Japchae. You’ll also ask get a chance to ask me any questions about Korean food and comics, and get your copy of Cook Korean signed. Hope to see you there!

George Mason Meeting Room, 7001 Little River Tnpk, Annandale, VA 22003
Event: March 25, 2017, 12 PM to 2 PM
Hope to see you there!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Newspaper ad for Big Planet Comics


Here is a newspaper ad I did for Big Planet Comics in Washington D.C. and Northern VA and Maryland last month.
It’s featured on the last page of the newspaper called Magic Bullet which is a local free newspapers featuring local cartoonists’ work. Fun stuff!

My self portrait for Women Who Draw

Visit Women Who Draw and check out an army of female talents all over the world.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cook Korean! July Book Signing: Washington D.C.& NYC

My graphic novel cook book "Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes" is coming out on July 5th! I am doing 4 signing events in D.C. and NYC in July. Each event is a bit different from each other so please check the facebook event links for more details.

Come taste some of the recipes from my book, get your book signed and mingle with other Korean food enthusiasts. Hope to see you there!

DC signing

JULY 7th Thursday 6 pm at Fantom Comics:
This is a joined signing with The Tales of the Night Watchman of So What? Press. If you buy both TNW and my cookbook, you get a free poster! There will be cooking demo, food tasting, book signing and cash bar.
For more info check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/150013012077219/

JULY 12th Tuesday 7 to 9 pm at Upshur Street Books:
This is a dinner event with limited seating. The chef at Upshur Street Books (They have a restaurant next door) will make a dinner inspired by my recipes. The ticket is $40 and it included many traditional dishes and two drinks.
For more info check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/599886483518941/
Reserve your ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-with-robin-ha-for-cook-korean-tickets-26132736719
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NYC Signing

JULY 27th Wednesday 7 to 9 pm at Archestratus Books & Foods in Greenpoint.
I will be doing a cooking demo, food tasting, artist talk and book signing.
For more info check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/210128102715561/

JULY 28th Thursday 6 to 9 pm at Mama Says Comics Rock in Cobble Hills.
This is a joined signing event with Tales of the Night Watchman by So What? Press. If you buy both TNW and my cook book, you get a free poster!
For more info check out the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2048969071994420/

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Fantom Comics in DC and Mama Says Comics Rock in NYC are joined signing event with The Tales of the Night Watchman by So What? Press. If you buy both Cook Korean! and The Tales of the Night Watchman, you get this free poster drawn by me! :)