Book Deal: Baopu by Yao Xiao

Patty Rice at Andrews McMeel has acquired Yao Xiao’s debut book!

Baopu is a collection of new and beloved comics exploring the nuances in searching for identities, connections, and friendships through the life of a young, queer emigrant.

Follow Yao Xiao online to learn more about the book’s progress: @yaoxiaoart and


Baopu stands for ‘holding simplicity,’
a Taoist ideal of wishing to return to a simpler state.


You can read the Baopu archives on Autostraddle for a sneak peek of what’s to come in the collected edition.

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