Rina Ayuyang, born and raised in Pittsburgh, was always inspired by the Sunday funnies and slice-of-life tales. Her short stories have been nominated for the Ignatz and Eisner Awards, and she has been honored with a MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellencez Silver Medal. Her comics have appeared in Mutha Magazine and The Comics Journal. She is also the publisher of the micro-comics imprint Yam Books. Her first book was Whirlwind Wonderland. Ayuyang lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and son.
Rina Ayuyang’s Blame This on the Boogie from Drawn & Quarterly is the true story of how Hollywood musicals got one person through school, depression, and the challenges of parenthood.