About Millie Ho

Millie Ho Sorrowbacon

I grew up in urban Toronto with a sketchbook powered by second-hand smoke. As a kid, I spent my summers watching Law & Order and writing alternative (and, I was convinced, better) endings to my favourite TV shows. Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which was given to me by a well-meaning parent in a sad attempt to curb my hyperactivity, showed me that books can change lives—and, by default, I wanted to write one of my own.

In 2014, I started a webcomic called SORROWBACON, which says more about who I am than this bio possibly can. The dream is to finish writing my novel and continue illustrating. I document the journey to publication and the lessons learned along the way on this blog and YouTube.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your stay.


  • Second Prize in the Lillian Kroll Contest in Creative Writing, 2012
  • Winner of the Marguerite R. Dow Award in Creative Writing, 2011
  • First Prize in the Alfred Poynt Poetry Contest, 2010
  • Published in various undergraduate academic journals, 2010
  • Winner of the SAA Young Artist of The Year, 2008

51 thoughts on “About Millie Ho

  1. I find this particular image haunting in such an intriguing way. I want to know more, see more. I love the use of black and white, as well as positive and negative space. The girl in the background is almost like a comic relief; giving the piece a humorous appeal. I look forward to seeing more work by you.

  2. Thank you for visiting Paper, Mud and Me. Glad you liked that last chapter from “The Nurse.” You will understand her a lot better if you read the book from Chapter 1.
    Don’t give up on either of your dreams or art and writing. I wish you all the best.

  3. Hi Millie, I hope you’re well. I’d like to congratulate you on your skill with verse. I usually find poetry a bit opaque or too personalised to really connect with, but there’s something about you that really works for me. Bravo!

  4. I tried to contact you 20 years ago
    but you wasn’t here.
    The day after tomorrow I found you
    but I was gone away.
    For now one thing to say:
    nice to know you anywhere out there.

  5. i have been following reading your work, now find out that you are well educated, however disappointed that you’re in Toronto… i check out your BIO in hope that you were in Vancouver, nonetheless you’re a Canadian….

    All the Best!

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