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Cook Korean! Book Signing and Live Drawing with Robin Ha

  • Femme Fatale DC 3224 11th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States (map)

Meet the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes and get a personalized autograph! You can choose any of the fun characters from the book and get it drawn by the author.

Robin will also be doing live drawing with watercolor and ink. You can commission her to do 5" x 7" portraits of people, pets and food for 10 minutes for just $10!

All Robin's prints at Femme Fatale pop up store will be on sale with 15% off discount during the event.

Come and check out the lovely Femme Fatale DC pop up store in Columbia Heights. This is a free event for all ages.

Reviews of COOK KOREAN!: A Comic Book With Recipes:

“Simple, straightforward, and totally charming, Robin Ha’s Cook Korean! is yet another example of why every cookbook should actually be a comic book.”
—Amanda Cohen, chef/owner Dirt Candy

"Do you feel left out when all your cool friends mention their latest Korean food adventure talking about things like galbi, doenjang and different types of kimchi? Well, fear not, as Robin Ha made it her personal mission in her graphic novel cookbook filled with colorful illustrations, incredible stories, and insightful Korean recipes to not only educate but to instill confidence. So go pick up your copy of Cook Korean! and confidently engage in your next conversation about the hottest cuisine in America."
—Deuki Hong, chef and author of Koreatown: A Cookbook

"Cook Korean! is not just a wonderful collection of easy-to-follow recipes in comic form, it's also a delightful introduction to Korean culture. I can't decide what's more mouthwatering--the food or Robin Ha's art!" 
—Michael Cho, cartoonist and illustrator

"Illustrator Robin Ha's cheeky cartoon characters (a cape-clad superhero Spam can, a group of signing bean sprouts) guide the reader through the basics of Korean food in comic-book-style panels and drawings. [...] Her cheerful main character, Dengki, coaches readers through each step. Before you know it, you're cooking along with her."
Food & Wine magazine

"This highly recommended collection is a solid introduction for readers who feel daunted by Korean cooking and ingredients."
—Library Journal 

"Robin Ha has done a huge favor for anyone intimidated by the exotic ingredients and techniques of Korean cuisine. She’s created a comic book that lays out the fundamentals of kimchi, bibimbap and Korean barbecue in the form of recipe-cartoons.
One of the most delightful cookbooks I’ve seen all year, “Cook Korean!” makes me want to drive to Buford Highway and fill a buggy with soybean paste, dried anchovies, green onions and tofu." 
—Wendell Brock, Atlanta-Journal Constitution 

"The imaginative Ha, who emigrated from South Korea to Alabama as a teenager during the ’90s, fills the colorful pages of Cook Korean! with detailed images, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions for even the novice chef. The result is a super-comprehensive guide to literally every kind of Korean meal you could want, from the everyday sides (i.e. banchan) to the more elaborate noodle and rice dishes that could rival anything you’d find at a Korean restaurant." 
—Jinnie Lee and Maura M. Lynch, MyDomaine

To Check out more info on Cook Korean!, click here.

Robin Ha is a cartoonist based in Washington DC and the author of Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes, a New York Times bestseller cookbook graphic novel. She was born in South Korea and moved to the United States when she was fourteen. She is currently working on a memoir graphic novel, Almost American Girl which is about her immigration experience from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama. Almost American Girl is scheduled to be published in January 2020 by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Robin's mission as an artist is to share her cultural and personal experiences through comics. Aside from drawing comics, she has been giving numerous talks and cooking demos to share her knowledge and love for Korean food culture around the United States.

As much as she loves to draw, she loves to eat. Her plan is to travel to new places around the world and taste their food and draw comics about them. There is really no food that she wouldn't try at least once in her life. She doesn't have a sweet tooth though. She always goes for bacon over baked goods.

For more info on Robin Ha, please visit her website:

Robin Ha is an artist and entrepreneur at Femme Fatale. FFDC is the District's womyn-only collective of local womyn creatives & entrepreneurs. Check out our instagram @RobinHaArt and @FemmeFataleDC.