Mai K. Nguyen is a comics maker, illustrator, and ice-cream enthusiast living in Northern California. She has previously self-published two short stories, Coral and the King and Little Ghost. When she's not doodling, she's hustling as a visual designer in San Francisco, watching too many true-crime documentaries, or dreaming about all the other comics she wants to make. Not unlike Willow, she loves feeling small amongst redwood trees and inhaling the salty-grassy smell of coastal bluffs.
"A heartwarming and beautifully executed parallel between the
natural cycles of nature and the emotional journey of navigating
friend and family relationships, Pilu of the Woods feels
very special."--Natalie Riess, author of SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME
"In Pilu of the Woods, Nguyen has crafted a sweet, gentle, beautifully-illustrated fable about childhood loss, and the friends who help us find ways to grow, even through the hardest times."--Melanie Gillman (Steven Universe)
Rendered in evocative lines and expressive lettering, Pilu of the Woods is a delight! Nguyen's debut is a touching tale of lingering grief and the healing powers of friendship, family, and one enchanting forest.--Melanie Crowder, award-winning author of A Nearer Moon