Two would-be rival Vietnamese American graphic artists join forces
During her residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, cartoonist Thi Bui came upon GB Tran’s graphic novel Vietnamerica. Bui herself was hard at work on a graphic novel that explored the legacies of the Vietnam War, but unlike her project, Tran’s novel was already completed and ready to hit stores.
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Cartoonists Thi Bui and GB Tran are both working on graphic novels about their families' experiences during the Vietnam War. Their collaborative graphic essay is featured in our Bittersweet issue.
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