Sam Nakahira is an MFA candidate at the Center for Cartoon Studies and a 2019 graduate of Grinnell College. She creates comics based on her interests—food, history, pop culture—and her observations from her daily life and her travels. Her comics have been published by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Spiralbound, Entropy, and Popula. She has self-published a historical graphic novel about a Japanese American food retailer and is currently compiling a comics anthology for Asian American artists.