Mi Young

Bite-Size Shanghai

Mi Young is a Chinese Canadian illustrator currently based in New York City. Young, who often draws from her own experiences as a global citizen, loves to explore characters and their interactions with their surrounding environment. When she’s not busy with drawing, she’s reading, playing tennis, and waiting for her laundry to dry.

For her Zócalo Sketchbook, Young spotlights the foods of Shanghai that she finds most memorable. “They stem from my own experiences of living there for a few years during my childhood, as well as the summers and winters that I have subsequently spent there,” she tells Zócalo. But her illustrations go beyond food illustration. Keep an eye out for the architectural and scenic elements of Shanghai that she incorporates into each piece.


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