Barbara Asia is owner and artist of xangetsu studio, which was launched in 2003. Her work here at Boom Boom Prints are mainly focused on girls with positive outlooks. Sometimes you'll find cats within the art, as she adores kitties of all kinds, and believes there's always a special bond between a girl and her cat. Barbara's kitty soulmate is Miu, a rescued black medium hair green-eye girl who inspires her drawings. Barbara Asia originally moved to Virginia from Japan, and has a degree in illustration, and works as a graphic designer at a publication firm during the day. She has a son in college, whom she practices martial arts with.