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Hien Pham (pronounced like Ian with an H) is a queer digital artist specializing in gentle and optimistic comics. He grew up in Vietnam on war stories before moving and finding a home in Australia. His work revolves around respite, around caring and loving and being loved and cared for.

Hien's emotional and introspective interactive fictions are multi-award nominated, and his debut graphic novel, It Will Be Hard, won an Australian Game Developer Award in 2018. Hien was a frequent guest speaker at Freeplay Independent Games Festival, and an assistant organizer for Perth Comic Arts Festival. In 2021, he was awarded Mr. Congeniality for Mr. Bear Perth.


It Will Be Hard

I'm Shirtless In This One