Li-Chin Lin was born in Taiwan in 1973. She left the island to study art in France at the Ecole Supérieure de l'Image in Angoulême, and then enrolled in the Poudrière school for animation in Valencia. After making short animated films, she turned to comics in 2002. She has published in many fanzines, and has produced two children's books. She regularly leads workshops for undergraduate cartoonists. Formosa is her first graphic novel.