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The Kao is Vincent Kao, a Taiwanese American illustrator and comic artist known for his slice-of-life web series, Mondo Mango, and the Prism Award-winning & GLAAD nominated webcomic, Magical Boy!


Vincent graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a bachelor of fine arts in Illustration. He began his career through a series of comic strips surrounding his daily life. Since then, he has self-published and collaborated in multiple crowdfunded comic anthologies under "The Kao" name. To this day, he continues to work on his illustrations and comics in hopes to inspire and bring joy to everyone around him.

The Kao Studios is where you'll find all things relating to his art, projects, and products! The Kao is always looking for new projects and creative opportunities, so feel free to contact him at

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