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#BeingLatinxInComics – The Artists

#BeingLatinInComics Network: Writers | Artists | Journalists/Bloggers | MultiMedia | Independents


Carrie Salazar | Pinterest | Instagram | Facebook 

Works Published: H is for Houston is a nonfiction alphabet children’s picture book with fun facts about Houston, Texas. Joy and Mary Save Christmas – Christmas book for 4-6 graders. New Leaf for Lyle – Lyle’s heart is in the right place, but he lies about everything!

Carrie is a Latina illustrator working in traditional and digital media. Raised in southeastern Louisiana, she now lives with her family in Berkeley, CA. She creates portraits paintings but most enjoys creating webcomics and illustrating for children.

Alexis Ziritt | Twitter

Works Published: Image, Dark Horse, Black Mask, Heavy Metal, IDW, Fantagraphics, BOOM! Studios

Alexis is originally from Venezuela but has lived in Florida for the past decade. He’s been published in Complex Magazine, Heavy Metal, BOOM! Studios and Dark Horse Comics among others. His kung fu is strong.

BadApple | Facebook

I am a multi-faceted artist that pushes to become better everyday. Graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts & Animation at The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, I have expanded my knowledge as an artist and now have a greater understanding of how to achieve my life goals in the creative field. I dedicate myself everyday in pushing my skill set to the next level and become a driving force in the art industry.

Ninoska Arte

We are Jacqueline Ortiz & Hannibal Garcia, an artist couple currently living in Los Angeles CA. We began Ninoska Arte as a way to pay tribute to Jacqueline’s little sister Ninoska thus the strong influence of Dia De Los Muertos in our work. Day of The Dead allows us to express our likes, grief & nostalgia as evident in our characters. We have a huge catalogue of drawings to choose from , check back in for weekly updates.

Yehudi Mercado | Twitter | Facebook

Writer-illustrator Hero Hotel/ Pantalones, TX/ Buffalo Speedway/ Rocket Salvage/ Sci-Fu/ Guardians of the Galaxy mobile game.

Sabrina Cintron | Twitter | Tumblr

Illustrator, concept and comic artist with a passion for storytelling.

Vanesa R. Del Rey | Website

Illustrator/Concept artist making comics

Alejandra E. Gámez

Mexican comic artist / Illustrator. In constant pursuit of motivation. Author of The mountain with teeth.

Virus Visal

I make comics and websites || Comic artist and front-end-developer.

Eliana Falcón | Cosmic Fish | Facebook 

Puerto Rican that tries to do stuff. Like, say, a webcomic!

MJ Barros | Twitter | Facebook 

Comic Artist. Character Designer. Author of “The Order of Belfry” and “Corazon de Obsidiana”

Samuel Blanco | Facebook

Cartoonino Latino. Freelance comics illustrator, and graphic designer.

Jennifer Hernandez | DA

I’m Jen, comic artist for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. When I’m not drawing speedy blue hedgehogs, I doodle magical girls and update my Twitter icons.

Danilo Beyruth

Danilo Beyruth is a professional illustrator and comic book creator from deep in the jungles of Brazil.

Eva Cabrera | Twitter | Facebook

Graphic Novel Author & Illustrator of many colors ★ I love comics, travel, books, videogames, I’m coffee addict ☕️

Jose Cabrera | Twitter 

Jose is a Los Angeles based artist. His art is a mix of Latino, Asian, Pop culture and Comics!

Daniel Parada | Twitter

Daniel began drawing and creating havoc at age 3. He perfected his craft studying visual arts at San Francisco’s School of the Arts, and spent two years at New York’s School of Visual Arts studying illustration, later dropping out for economic reasons.

No longer in college and back in San Francisco, he devoted most of his time to drawing, researching Mesoamerican culture and fleshing out the concepts that would become Zotz, a multi-arc story of epic proportions.

Jaime Hernandez

2012 Ignatz Award Winner: Outstanding Artist
2013 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Writer/Artist
2013 Harvey Award Winner: Best Cartoonist
2014 Eisner Award Winner: Best Writer/Artist (Love and Rockets: New Stories #6)

CELINA HERNANDEZ | Patreon

Creates comics and paintings

Joon Alvarado 

Comic artist

Maddi Gonzalez | Twitter

Maddi is a Mexican-American cartoonist and illustrator from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
She currently works as a freelance illustrator in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She creates work inspired by her own experiences with love, life, illness, and growth.
Her art has been used for books, tabletop games, and theatrical productions.

She recently worked with Boom Studios as a guest artist for MUNCHKIN and as a colorist on UNCLE GRANDPA: TIME CASSEROLE. She has also contributed comic art to Z2 Comics’s WELCOME TO SHOWSIDE and Rosy Press’s FRESH ROMANCE.

Rafael Navarro | Facebook

For over twenty years, Rafael Navarro has been working as a gun for hire artist in the diverse fields of animation, illustration, and comic books. It has earned him a Daytime Emmy as well as two other Emmy nominations for outstanding special class in an animated program. He is also a recipient of the Xeric Foundation Award.

As a story artist, he specializes in action and adventure, but finds comfort in any genre, whether it’s action/adventure, sitcom, cartoony and even surreal. His only purpose is to always tell a good story no matter what medium it is in.

Comic Books have also proven just as colorful a resume. What with projects such as Gumby’s Gang starring Pokey, to Bela Lugosi’s Tales from The Grave as well as the Xeric Award winning cult classic Sonambulo, his lucha libre film noir creation.

Clients have included: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Mattel/Technicolor, Comedy Central, and Lego just to name a few.

Dave Ortega

Dave Ortega is a cartoonist based in Somerville, MA. He has taught comics at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was previously a visiting artist there and at the Montserrat College of Art. In 2016, he was invited to create an interactive educational comics project in collaboration with the Art Lab at the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston. His comics have been featured at the Small Press Expo, Comic Arts Brooklyn, New York Art Book Fair, Latino Comics Expo, Grand Comics Expo, Brooklyn Zine Fest and more. His alter ego is as Programming Coordinator/ Production Assistant at Somerville Community Access Television.

Jav Solo

Jav Solo is an artist and designer born and raised in East LA. He has experience designing product packaging for retail, logo branding, trade show spaces, as well as media for both print and web.

His designs have appeared in Pacific Maritime Magazine and seen at the World Ag Expo and at Natural Products Expo West. He has also performed live art at events across Los Angeles.

His art brings together his influences from lucha libre, sports, Chicano culture, and comic books to create bold designs and eclectic art pieces ranging from luchadores and wrestlers, to Ninja Turtles and everything in-between.

Jav Solo received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2009. He currently lives in Los Angeles, hunting for tacos and adventure with Coco Cat and Pizza Cat.

Acacia T. Rodarte

Hi! My name is Acacia T. Rodarte. I love that art is not only a way to express ones self but also a way to make an impression on the world. My greatest passion is creating highly emotional and creative stories for every age.

I’m an avid doodler by day and hardcore Illustrator by night. Crea worlds I create will one day be seen on the big screen. I’m passionate about what I do and love and refuse to give up until the very end.

Pepe Melan

PEPE MELAN lives in southern California and has worked as a freelance artist since 1987. He describes his style as mix of grit, surrealism, and urban art. Over the years his talent has earned him credit on among other things, the cartoon P.J. Funny Bunny and as a graphic designer for the musical artist Prince. Pepe’s work continues to be enjoyed on everything from murals to CD covers. Currently, he is working on expanding his company Unique Realm by producing the supernatural comic book series TALES OF BLOOD & FIRE along with other comic book series in development.

Jake Prendez | Twitter

Jake Prendez is also a renowned visual artist, displaying his work in numerous exhibitions around the country. He was a selected in summer 2016 to participate in the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute.  His art work mainly focuses on themes relating to Chicana/o culture, activism, social justice, as well as pop culture and satire.   His artistic style ranges from indigenous influence, social realism, portraiture, tattoo/rockabilly esthetics, to colorful urban style art.

Sara Woolley Gómez | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Sara Woolley is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.  Her work has been twice recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and most recently by 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. 

She has worked on a variety of exciting projects for clients including Scholastic, Random House, Parallax Press, The New Castle Science Convention, and Round Robin Editrice IT.  She has also had the pleasure of creating innovative costume pieces, puppets and and props for film and theatrical performance.  Credits include the feature film Monkey Bone, and Vital Children’s Theater NYC.  Sara also had the fun distinction of being chosen as the VOX Vodka featured Artist for Martini Week San Francisco.

Sara’s ongoing personal project, a fictionalized graphic memoir written collaboratively with her mother and art partner Leila Gómez Woolley, Los Pirineos the mostly true memoirs of Esperancita Gómez,  was singled out for award by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.  Los Pirineos chronicles a young girl’s upbringing in and eventual exile from Colombia told through the lens of childhood imagination.  Researched on location in Colombia, it is at once deeply personal while giving voice to a common immigrant experience.

Adriana Blake | Twitter | Facebook 

I’m a Venezuelan-American living in Canada (phew!) (I.e.I’m an artist, animator and creator of the webcomic Fall on Me . I’m happily married; I love books (especially children’s literature), music, art, animation, new fallen snow, autumn, and of course, tea.

I have worked on many projects involving illustration, character design, storyboarding, creating website and online game content, Flash character building and Flash animation for TV.

Axel Ortiz

Axel was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. He attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has been working professionally in the entertainment industry. With several companies and clients like Shadowmachine, FOX, Sony Pictures TV Animation, Nickelodeon, Bento Box Ent, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Disney, Animax Ent, THQ, Activision and Hasbro, Inc. Axel is currently working on multiple projects with Massive Chaos.

William Keops Ibañez

William Keops Ibañez was seeded in Mexico and harvested in the soils of the United States in 1982. He moved to New York City from Texas in 2001 to attend the School of Visual Arts from which he got a B.F.A in illustration. In 2007 he attended the Art Institute of New York and earned his Associates in graphic design. He has done work for companies such as Gap, Forever 21, Hot Topic, Target, and Weras Records.

Xavier Lorie

My name is Xavier Lorié and I am currently trying to find work and/or publication in the alternative comics field. I am currently enrolled in the Illustration program (BFA) at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Stephanie Bailey | Twitter

Cartoonist. Illustrator. Horror Enthusiast.

Vivian Martinez

I am an illustrator and graphic designer aiming to be in the creative field, searching for a position that would allow me to grow as an artist.

Coty Taboada | Facebook | Twitter

Ilustradora, dibujante de historietas y muralista

Mirelle Ortega | Twitter

Hi, I’m Mirelle Ortega. I’m a mexican illustrator, storyteller and sci-fi enthusiast. I love animation, film and tv. I’m fluent in english and spanish, and somewhat intermediate in french and italian (supposedly fluent, but I can only understand it fluently!).

I have a degree in Digital Art and Animation from ITESM (Monterrey, Mx), I’ve worked as a screenwriter assistant in a TV show aired in Latin America and I as a full time illustrator in Alebrigma, an upcoming educative platform. 

I currently live in San Francisco, CA, where I’m pursuing a Master’s degree in Visual Development.

Myra Lara | Twitter

Nopales, Oak, and Ferns – the flora of places I have rooted in, uprooted from, and grown. Hailing from Brownsville, TX, a Hispanic-majority border-town, I slowly found my talents within architecture, my conscience in social responsibility and my joy through art. After completing a B.Arch at Rice University in Houston, TX, I had my first full-time internship at NBBJ, forever sealing my fate to the great Pacific Northwest. I now work with a small 8-person design firm in Pioneer Square. While architecture happens with every mouse click, trace paper crumble, and tak-tak of keyboard, I am also refining my art, my activism, and my many crafts.

When I’m not doing design, I live for foggy summers, biking, RPGs, puzzles and bare feet.

Daisy Ruiz | Twitter 

Daisy Ruiz is a freelance illustrator from the Bronx, New York. Recently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA, Daisy’s work mainly consists of indigenous Mexican culture. It’s because of this that she is in La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes is a collection of works celebrating and analyzing experiences within cultures from Latin America (created by Kat Fajardo). Daisy’s goal is to explore her own native identity and reconnect with her roots through her art.

Dante Luiz | Twitter

Brazilian illustrator and sequential artist with a degree in Fashion Design, and a heart focused art and Latin American culture.

Eric Arroyo | Twitter

Eric Alexander Arroyo is a hot-blooded cartoonist based in Brooklyn. He studied at the School of Visual Arts, where he helped lead the Cartoon Allies. He is probably drawing giant robots and listening to ABBA

Estephanie Morales | Twitter

hi, i’m kiddy.could call me steph/stephanie/estephanie, but close friends call me that. i’m 22 years old, i’m a gemini/cancer cusp and my bday is on june 19th!! drawing is mainly my hobby. tho im considering to take it serious.

Juliette Medina Lopez | Twitter

This is the official Art Blog of Juliette GMM Lopez AKA ThisMighty or Dimo

Ale Carrasco Lepijina

Illustrator, VisDev Artist

Andrea Esquivel Dávalos | Twitter

I just finished my studies in graphic design in the UASLP, and my focus is digital illustration and branding.
I use some programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Dreamweaver and I’m learning After Effects, Cinema 4D and Autodesk Maya.

Brianna Valdez

Latina illustrator from Dallas studying in Memphis

Carmen Pizarro

I’m a student residing in Upper Manhattan, New York City and currently attending School of Visual Arts for Illustration. I’m originally from Las Vegas until I started to pursue a career in illustration. I enjoy horror movies and video games when I’m not working hard on my portfolio and discovering new ways to improve my work and better myself.

Raul Gonzalez

Award winning artist of Mass Cultural Council Fellowship for Painting,Brother Thomas Fellowship,Artadia award,Wet Paint Grant, New England Art award and Boston Phoenix award for best Visual artist. He is in the collections of Fidelity Investments, Museum of Fine Arts,Boston, New Hampshire Art Museum, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross and many private collections. Raul Gonzalez III/Raul the Third is the co-creator and illustrator of the critically acclaimed book series Lowriders in Space from Chronicle Books. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Alden Gallery, and the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. He is a self taught artist.

Candy Briones | Twitter

Cartoons are my life, yo, that’s why I make ’em! Creator of Taco El Gato/ Illustrator/Lover of animals and nature! Bam!

Genue Revuelta | Deviantart | Twitter

Genue Revuelta is a 24 year old xicana comic artist and illustrator from California, currently residing in the Pacific Northwest. She’s the colorist for the webcomic  Full Circle, and the artist for Love & Sprockets, written by Taneka Stotts, for the digital magazine Fresh Romance. She has a love for robots and demons, and most of her comics feature one or the other.

Emilio Lopez | Twitter | LinkedIn | Twitter

I have been a professional freelance artist for 16 years and worked in almost all aspects of entertainment from animation, Comics, trading card games, video games and licensing art. For the greater part of my art career I have worked in animation Production. Some of the more notable shows I have worked on are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jojo’s Circus, Venture Bros, Metalocalyps and Black Dynamite . In the last 5 years I have worked in comics as a Colorist and Illustrator. BOOM Studios, Dynamite Comics, Zenescope comics, Aspen, DC Comics and Image Comics are some of the studios I have worked for.

JOAMETTE GIL | Twitter

Joamette is a queer Afro-Cuban illustrator, cartoonist, and writer from the Miami diaspora. Her interdisciplinary degree in social justice and psychology gave her a language to identify the socioeconomic inequities her mom always called “la vida.” Now she works everyday to create her own language – a combination of images, words, and digital technologies – to tell the stories she was always waiting for.

Pablo Castro | Twitter

SVA Graduate Cartoonist™ Living in NYC© EMAIL:pablogotobed@gmail.com LA RAZA ANTHOLOGY KICKSTARTER

Stan Stanley | Twitter

I am Stanley! Hello. Calling me ‘Stan’ is also acceptable. She/Her/Hers. You might remember me from Friendly Hostility and Other People’s Business. I go by Stanley now. I am originally from Mexico, but I belong to NYC now. I originally moved here for a temporary job, but I accidentally fell in love with the city and have put down roots.

Eric Garcia

Known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes, Eric J. Garcia always tries to create art that is much more than just aesthetics. Garcia has shown in numerous national and international exhibitions and has received many awards to include the prestigious Jacob Javits Fellowship and was recently awarded one of the Midwestern Voices and Visions Residencies.  Born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Garcia earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and went on to get his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  A versatile artist working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters, to nationally published political cartoons, to large scale public murals, they all have a common goal of educating and challenging.

Kat Fajardo | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter

Kat Fajardo is a native NYC cartoonist and illustrator with an unhealthy obsession for coffee and puppies. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning, illustration and animation. She now creates playful and colorful work about self acceptance and Latinx culture.

Stephanie Rodriguez | Blogspot

Fresh out of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration. Stephanie Rodriguez is an up and coming illustrator working from her tiny studio in the Bronx. Creating Illustrations, Comics, and Stop- Motion Animations with a bit of that Boogie Down Bronx vibe.

Lalo Alcaraz | Twitter

Lalo Alcaraz is perhaps the most prolific Chicano artist in the nation, according to this bio. Lalo has been busy for over two decades chronicling the political ascendancy of Latinos in America and vigorously pushing the boundaries of Chicano art in the Post Chicano Art Era. 

He is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,”  seen in  scores of newspapers including the Los Angeles Times (syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, home of “Doonesbury” and “The Boondocks.”)

Joe Benitez | Facebook | Deviantart | Twitter

Joe Benitez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as “Titans” (DC Comics), “Magdalena” (Image Comics), and “Soulfire” (Aspen Comics). He is also the creator of the modern fantasy “Wraithborn” and the steampunk series “Lady Mechanika”.

Andrea Rosales | Twitter

Andrea is an illustrator, graphic designer, concept and comic-book artist with a passion
for visual storytelling and a love for infusing her art with a sense of whimsy, vigor and puns.
While growing up in Portland, OR, Andrea cultivated her love for art over the course of many rainy afternoons.

Adi aka SLOTAS UNITED | Twitter

A “slota” is a Spanglish way of saying “slut” but in a playful manner; it’s something you’d call your friends out of endearment. While I enjoy making fanart, the Slotas United line is aimed at empowering my Latinx sisters. By using Latinx imagery, I’m demonstrating that we can be proud of our roots in the modern world. There is a serious lack of Latinx representation in the art industry without turning it into some kind of fetish. I really want this line to strengthen Latinx’s not only sexually, but mentally and physically as well. It’s my hope that this message grows, I really want this to be big! So, in short, this is dedicated to all my Latinx sisters and all our hard work in these trying times.

M. Victoria Robado | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr | Youtube | Deviantart | LinkedIn | Redbubble

M. Victoria Robado is a comic author and graphic designer from Argentina. Victoria’s art showcases cute styles with lively colors while telling engaging, heartfelt stories, with many chibi-rrific notes.

Victoria self-publishes her comics online; her main comic projects are Fragile and Springiette. SushiPress is Victoria’s label for all her self-published comics.

 | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter

My name is Jorge Santiago Jr. and I’m a comic artist aiming for the top. I earned my MFA in Sequential Art from SCAD Atlanta.

Christina aka Kittie Cakes | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Christina is a latinx queer originally from Los Angeles. She now lives and works in Toronto,Canada with her husband and 4 cats.

Kittie Cakes has been making comics and illustrations since 2006. Her comics focus on mental health,social issues and life experiences. Her style has been described as futuristic and mystical while incorporating elements of visual diversity, bright colors and soft lines. She is obsessed with research and puffy hot cheetos.

Javier Hernandez | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Javier Hernandez is a cartoonist from Los Angeles. He publishes under his own imprint Los Comex. In 2005 his comic El Muerto as turned into a live-action film starring Wilmer Valderrama. Javier has been teaching comic book workshops in schools, libraries and museums since 2003. In 2011 he co-founded the Latino Comics Expo, the country’s premier convention dedicated to Latino creators in comics, animation and related popular arts.

 


Do you know a Latinx podcast that talks about comics, and/or pop culture? Are you a Latinx journalist that writers about comic books, and pop culture? A Latinx artist working on self-publishing comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, or working for any major publishers? Maybe you run a Latinx blog that discusses comics and pop culture? Where ever you fit, there’s a place for you in #BeingLatinxInComics! Simply submit your information below to be added to the list and I’ll update as soon as possible.

The only requirements are that you must be Latinx, report or have reported on anything pop culture or comic book related, be a journalist and/or blogger! If you fit both of those criteria fill out the form below and I’ll add you to the list.

If you’re already on the list and would like your mini-profile updated (or removed) just fill out the “Other” comment box below with your request. This will be an every growing list that will change and develop to include more information (and a prettier layout) as time goes on. For now, enjoy!

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