Photo by Yichen He

Hi, I’m Lis!

I’m a Chinese-Canadian creator, residing in Toronto, Canada. My main tools are ballpoint pens, pencil crayons and watercolours! I love creating work that reminds me of the warmth of a hug.

I am a member of Wavering Line Collective, a trio of friends who work on producing a bi-annual zine of comics and illustrations. Check out our work in the Wavering Line tab on the left and here. 

I'm currently open for any illustration or design work. If you like my work, please let me know! You can email me at :)
OCAD University
BDes., Illustration

McMaster University
BSci., Mathematics

Selected Shows
2016-2018 TCAF. Toronto, ON.
2016, 2017 Zine Dream. Toronto, ON.
2016, 2017 Expozine. Montreal, QC.
2017, Asian Zine Fair. Toronto, ON.

2017 Drake Show, Northern Contemporary Gallery. Toronto, ON.
2017 All-Day Breakfast Show, Northern Contemporary Gallery. Toronto, ON.
2016, 2017 In The Round Show, Graven Feather Studio. Toronto, ON.

2016-2018, editorial. Newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
2017- 2018, editorial. Newspaper, The New York Times.

All work on this website is created by Lis Xu unless otherwise stated. Please contact for any inquiries and permission.