About

Here I am at a birthday party…where I hijacked the birthday kid’s presents.

Empty Bamboo Girl is a creative space where I celebrate and explore the food, history and traditions of my Chinese American life.

I’m Lillian Lee, a designer and illustrator, who lives in Boston with my husband, son and cat. I love to draw, eat chocolate chip cookies and obsess over all things Hello Kitty.

The Empty Bamboo Girl comics are published in the Sampan Newspaper, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England.

In 2019, the comic branched off into apparel, stationary and artwork. So, pick up some merch and thanks for visiting!