Detour is a graphic novel basedon my experience as an international student. I came to New York with my artist’s dream. After a few years of struggle, my career has not only improved, but I have lost in this steel city. Two years ago, my friend Shang and I crossed United States from New York to California by hitchhiking. I explores questions of identity, nationality, and alienation through an odyssey across an American landscape that is at once hospitable and hostile.

Detour 2018

Character design

My graphic novel DETOUR  launch show, Gramercy Gallery New York, NY, July 5 - 23, 2018


Jie Ren 2019 — New York