in Taiwan and raised on the island of Okinawa, Frances Ku started drawing at the
age of 3. After high school, she spent one year at Parsons School of Design in
New York City to study fashion design, developing the skill of making the human
figure come alive in art.
In her previous life, Frances
was a political cartoonist in Taiwan. After publishing two books, she moved to
Memoirs of a Love Hate Relationship With Taiwan
||Over 200 of the best of Frances
Ku's much-loved cartoons from the editorial page of the China News for your enjoyment.
Whether you're a local resident, visitor, student, expat lifer, or friend of Taiwan,
these cartoons are a summation of the Taiwan experience, portrayed in hearfelt
honesty of a love-hate relationship both frustrating and amusing. |
Ku had to write this bilingual book in English and Chinese so that her Taiwan
publisher would agree to publish her collection of political cartoons.|
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1997 article in AsiaWeek
By Laurie Underwood
Years of Funny Stuff
EVEN REGULAR FANS DO a double-take when they meet
Frances Ku face to face. "Everyone assumes I'm a cynical white guy who smokes
a pipe and has lived in Taiwan for 20 years," she says.
"You never run out
of ideas in Taiwan," she says. "It's such a good place to be a political cartoonist.
I mean, if I were in Hawaii, what would I draw?" What indeed.