Biography

Thien Pham

Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang's LEVEL UP, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel and New York Times Notable Children's Book. SUMO is his first solo work.

Thien Pham

Books by Thien Pham

by Thien Pham - Fiction, Graphic Novel, Juvenile Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 14+

Scott  is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale --- and a new chapter in Scott's life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training "stable," Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself...a center that had seemed lost for good.