Elisha Lim
queer drawings and stories

bio
Elisha Lim is a queer and transgender story-teller and graphic novelist, whose book 100 Crushes was published by Koyama Press and nominated for a Lambda. Lim has created award winning claymation films, solo and group exhibits, curatorial projects and founded the annual anti-racist Montreal art festival "Qouleur." Lim holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University and is currently writing a PhD at U of T on race and social media. 

You’ll be reeling too. The emotional honesty of her drawing is matched by Lim’s earnestly handwritten text. She really sees these women, she really loves them, and she’s transmitting them to us with a fluency and an immediacy that breaks my heart.
     - Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For 
delicious, sometimes hilarious and often moving. The resulting account at times reads like a be/scene of transnational queer, trans and queer of colour spaces, at others like the travel diary of someone exploring their own race and gender whilst passing through many different places, communities and identities in an incredibly short time. 
    - Jin Haritaworn, York University, The Biopolitics of Mixing
Graphic Novelist
Artist
Academic
2016 OCAD Medal Winner for Best Curatorial MFA Thesis
2016 TA of the Year, OCAD University
2015 Lambda Nominee, Best Graphic Novel
2014 Best Emerging Director, Toronto Inside Out Film Festival