My name is Lian, I’m 27 and I’ve been a full time illustrator since 2019 when I graduated from SVA. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY but I was born in Taiwan and also spent a large part of my childhood growing up in New Zealand.

I’ve been illustrating picture books since 2019 and have quite a couple under my belt. My debut author/illustrator book is slated for release in 2023 and I’m here to admit that I still have no idea what I’m doing! I don’t think I’m terribly successful per se but I genuinely thought I’d have a better grasp of myself and my life by now. It doesn’t help that my early 20’s were first engulfed in crippling depression and when the depression cleared out, we were all thrust into the traumatic pandemic.

Either ways, I decided to start this blog/newsletter Am I Doing This Right? as a way for me to process my thoughts and feelings publicly, just how our internet gods intended. I’m genuinely not expecting any readers but if you are here and reading this here is…

  • Explanations and behind the scenes look at my books and illustrations

  • Answers to your questions (if you have any)

  • Tips and tricks about painting or working on books

  • Reviews of books, movies, zines or just miscellaneous things I like or dislike

  • Longer process videos of me painting

  • Dumb comics about my life

  • Bomb ass recipes

  • Existential crisis thoughts

  • Random life updates for those who are nosy

  • Sketchbook pages that I deem unfit for other social media outlets

I literally have no idea how this will go, but I would like to practice verbalizing my thoughts so this is the perfect opportunity. Nothing matters and we’re all going to burn alive on this planet but if you’d like to join me on this journey of my very short and anti climactic life you can subscribe below.

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Lian Cho

Lian Cho is the author/illustrator of many goofy books for children. Her clients include: HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Abrams Books and Chronicle Books. She has no idea what she is doing most of the time.