Minnie Phan is a queer Vietnamese American cartoonist and illustrator. Her father’s first job in the US was as a migrant farmer, causing her to attend five elementary schools by 5th grade. When Phan later decided to go to art school, she received her parent’s full disapproval. Luckily, she had the support of her older sister and went on to earn a BFA in illustration. She values inclusive image making and diverse storytelling and hopes for all children to see themselves as whatever they dream: artists, scientists, doctors, and more. Her work ranges from editorial illustrations to comics, and animation. The Yellow Áo Dài , her debut picture book, is a warm story of family, identity, and remembering those who came before. When she’s not illustrating, she teaches comics to youth in the Bay Area and advocates for safer streets for bicyclists.