Phuong-Mai Blasich (PMBQ)
Creative Director / Comic Artist
San Jose, CA
See also: Public Murals by PMBQ @ Wescover and P.M.B.Q. Studios Online Shop
Phuong-Mai "Mai" Blasich is the founder artist of P.M.B.Q. Studios, a graphic and panda arts studio in San Jose, CA. Her work focuses on cheerful animal characters doing everyday things, striving to remind us to stop, enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life.
Mai's creative career began in 1993 as a comic artist in Antarctic Press' series, Ninja High School. She has done work with Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and went on to self-publish her action-comedy comic Tea Club. You can also see Mai's public mural work in downtown San Jose at the "First Street Panda Cafe & Bakery", a 180 foot-long mural stretching around the corner of North First and San Fernando Streets. Her second mural, "Pups of Pup Plaza", can be found at the Pup Plaza community space run by Silicon Valley Pet Project. Mai's character work continues to be expressed through her panda art brand "PMBQ."
When she's not creating or teaching art, Mai enjoys doing everyday family things with her son Griffith and her husband Stephen.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Santa Clara City Library Comic Con 2019 - October 12, 2019 in Santa Clara, CA 2018
- Santa Clara City Library Comic Con 2018 - October 13, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA 2016
- AOD 2016 - February 13-14, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA 2013
- Animation On Display 2013 - February 16-17, 2013 in San Francisco, CA 2010
- Animation On Display 2010 - January 30-31, 2010 in San Francisco, CA 2009
- Animation On Display 2009 - February 14-15, 2009 in San Francisco, CA 2008
- Animation On Display 2008 - February 16-17, 2008 in San Francisco, CA 2007
- Animation On Display 2007 - August 25, 2007 in San Francisco, CA 2006
- AOD: San Francisco Animation Convention 2006 - August 4-6, 2006 in San Francisco, CA
- Anime Los Angeles 2006 - January 27-29, 2006 in Van Nuys, CA 2005
- Ani-Magic 2005 - September 30 - October 2, 2005 in Lancaster, CA
- Anime Overdose 2005 - March 4-6, 2005 in San Francisco, CA 2004
- JapanTown Anime Faire 2004 - September 11-12, 2004 in San Francisco, CA
- KumoriCon 2004 - September 4-6, 2004 in Portland, OR
- Anime Overdose 2004 - March 5-6, 2004 in Santa Clara, CA
15 confirmed guest appearances