Shing Yin Khor

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Shing Yin Khor is a cartoonist and installation artist exploring collections, memory, immigrant identity, and new human rituals. They founded the immersive installation art group Three Eyed Rat, which has built large-scale space desert apothecaries, decrepit space salvage stations in the forest, and lumberjack-themed bars.


Cover Photo: white and blue-gray comic illustration  of the author sitting in a row of airport seats next to their luggage, holding a coffee cup and a paper bag, their braid visible under their cap
Why I Love Airports: A Comic

In airports, I have never been a resident alien; I am a traveler, just like everyone else.

Aug 31, 2021
Cover Photo: a bisected illustration—image on top: hands holding incense sticks, a hand holding chopsticks; image below:  a person with their hand pressed to their face, their eyes closed, as if in pain
I Do Not Want to Write Today: A Comic

I don’t want to write today. I don’t want to write about violence today. I don’t want to write about honor or duty or respect today.

May 25, 2021
Cover Photo: comic illustration of the author, center, wearing overalls and eating chop suey out of a Chinese takeout box, against an orange background, with large inset ingredients (shrimp, snowpea, diced onion, and mushrooms) arranged around them
How Did Chop Suey Become a Staple of Chinese American Cuisine?

The authenticity of chop suey was always the authenticity of survival, of adaptation. And so, like generations of Chinese Americans, chop suey stayed.

Mar 03, 2021
Cover Photo: illustration of a person with a ponytail + their dog riding in a small blue Honda Fit along historic Route 66, with song lyrics set above and below the frame
Get Your Kicks on Route 66: A Comic

I’ll drive with that tender balance of guilt and curiosity and a lifetime of learning and unlearning, still looking for an America that was there, is there, and will be there.

Oct 23, 2020
Cover Photo: illustration of a person with long black hair leaning backward, grasping a peach they are about to bite into
Stone Fruit Season: A Comic

Yes, I dared to eat a peach. And I had to live, so I could eat another.

Aug 21, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration by Shing Yin Khor for Catapult
Of Mufflers and Men: A Comic

Adapted and reinvented and reborn—not venerated, but persistent, present, iconic. Is this such a bad fate?

May 27, 2020
Cover Photo: Shing Yin Khor
Say It with Noodles: On Learning to Speak the Language of Food

I have forgotten how to speak two languages. But I have learned this one.

Feb 27, 2018