akumaHi, I’m Asia.

I’m a self-taught illustrator specializing in using digital and traditional media to challenge aesthetic conventions and harness the ethereal qualities of the monstrous, macabre, mythological and extinct and create something new, unsettling and beautiful from them.

I’m nonbinary and am of Pomo and Japanese descent and originally hail from the SF Bay Area of California, but currently reside in eastern Massachusetts .

My other interests include knitting and crochet, gothic and strega fashion, the occult, witchcraft, mid century and atomic era interior design, culinary adventures, paleontology and most recently, amateur gardening. You can read more about that stuff on the blog.

My work has been featured in:

Eight Arms of Inspiration
Contemporary Krampus
Pandaemonium: Devils, Demons and Monsters
Slithers and Scales of Inspiration
Under the Sea
The Black Lodge Zine Vol. 2
Street Fight Radio Zine (Oct. 2017)
Street Fight Radio Zine (May 2018)

Clients I’ve worked with include:

Ugly Dog Animal Sanctuary
UMass Dartmouth College Democrats
The Coloring Squid
Street Fight Radio