Jem Yoshioka

Illustration,Comic Art

Jem Yoshioka is an illustrator and comic artist living in Wellington, New Zealand. Deftly weaving words and pictures together, Jem’s comics tell evocative and emotional stories with themes of belonging, place, and heritage. Jem’s recent work explores the fluidity of her mixed race identity, documenting the challenges, delights and frustrations of being from more than one place at once.

Jem has been published in Three Words – the New Zealand Women’s comics anthology and Square Planet Comics and has twice won first place in the Chromacon New Zealand Indie Arts Festival Comic Awards.