About Us

Hello! We are Dandelion Wine Collective (DWC)!

DWC is a small press publishing company based in Baltimore, MD and founded by Paloma Hernando and Sunmi. We started from the simple desire to create a book that would gather together a collection of short comics highlighting the amazing work coming from our peers in the undergraduate illustration department at MICA.

We believe that comics are important to the future of storytelling, especially in regards to uplifting marginalized voices and supporting the careers of diverse creators. Honest stories, compelling comics, and the vision of independent artists, are at the core of our publishing practice.

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The aspiring-Miranda Priestly of indie comics, Paloma Hernando is a young comic creator/publisher currently living in Baltimore, MD. Hit her up if you ever want to talk about old fairytales, the Bachelorette, dogs, or young adult literature. Follow her on twitter @churchoffear, or check out her work at PalomaHernando.com

Sunmi is a nonbinary Korean-American illustrator, cartoonist, & zinemaker from the Bay Area of California. They work with ink, paper, risograph and other mediums to create vessels that hold and murmur candid stories about queer hopes, fears, and love. Their work can be found at sunmiflowers.com, and @sunmiflowers on twitter, tumblr & instagram.