Great Student: Lisa Lim
Lisa Lim's terrific comic has made it to print and is viewable on the web here: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/english/nashvillereview/archives/2787
It's an unbelievable tale of her mom having to retrieve her half-sister from a sort of kidnapping in Egypt, after 5 years in exile. Totally crazy story, with vivid characters and weird situations and lavish diagrammatic, designy illustrations.
Check it out!