Thien Pham

Thien Pham
art by Kolbe Yang

THIEN PHAM is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang's Level Up. Sumo is his first solo work.


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a book trailer for Thien Pham's graphic novel Sumo

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Eight Questions for Thien Pham
 
What’s your favorite book?
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
 
If you were shipwrecked on a desert island, what one piece of media would you take with you?  If it isn’t your favorite book, explain how you came to this peculiar decision.  
My ipod, filled with music to keep me sane
 
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
 Salted caramel
 
How are you planning to survive the zombie apocalypse?
I’m already the living dead, what would be the difference?!
 
What’s your favorite word?
Mercredi
 
If you suddenly fell into a dimensional vortex and ended up in 1529, what profession would you adopt?
Courtesan (if I could get away with it).
 
Black or white?  Cats or dogs?  Apples or oranges?  Robots or vampires?
Black, cats, oranges, and vampires all the way, man.
 
What’s the worst fortune cookie advice you ever got?  Did you take it?  
“A friend asks only for your time, not your money.”  Apparently this doesn’t apply to family.
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Sumo

Thien Pham
First Second

Scott  is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a...


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Between the Panels 2

Zack Giallongo; Ben Hatke; Thien Pham; JT Petty; Hilary Florido; Mark Siegel
First Second

Have you ever asked yourself what goes on in comics between the panels and behind the scenes?  Between the Panels 2 gives you an inside look at the making of...


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Level Up

Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Thien Pham
First Second

A New York Times Notable Children's Book (Young Adult) for 2011 Smackdown! Video Games vs. Medical School! Which will win the battle for our hero’s...


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