Victo Ngai has illustrated many of our short stories over the past few years, Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket,” Jedediah Berry’s “A Window or a Small Box,” and Ann Aguirre’s “Foundation,” to name a few. In 2013 she won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for her work on Marie Rutoski’s “Jacks and Queens at the Green Mill.” She also created the cover for V. E. Schwab’s Vicious and its companion story, “Warm Up.”
Now, in this five minute documentary, you can see the person behind the art. Forget the part where she calls herself “old,” she is clearly personable, smart and very serious about her work. It’s no wonder she’s accomplished so much at such a relatively young age. I can’t imagine where her artwork will take her over the upcoming decades but I’m very much looking forward to following her career and finding out.