I was born in Guatemala and raised on Long Island. I learned about American culture by watching TV shows like Sesame Street and the Muppet Show. I can attest, diversity in children's media is important. When a child sees themselves represented on screen or in a book, it expands their horizon. They can be the hero (and not a side-kick). For this reason, I'm committed to telling stories that feature Latinx protagonists. I'm currently working on an online comic sequel to the Brothers Grimm story Hansel and Gretel called, Where's Gretel?
I drew each cloud in real time on my iPad using the Procreate app. I made a website for these cloud drawings if you'd like to see more. Every time you visit or reload the page, you'll see a random cloud. arandomcloud.com
I brought watercolor paper and a pen with me on my daily subway commute. I drew a lot of people and never once got yelled at. A few times someone would catch me looking at them, but I'd just avert my eyes and pretend I was thinking about the weekend. I colored each drawing with watercolors during my lunch break.
Drawings and their time-lapse replays were made on my iPad using Procreate. Every snack you see here was eaten immediately after I finished drawing it.
Good characters make stories memorable. These are characters from stories I'm working on and stories I wish I'd worked on.
When I was a kid, my dad had many different cars. They weren't the nicest or newest models, but he loved them all.
Gretel and Hansel have returned
to live with their father. It has
been a year since he abandoned
them in the Guatemalan jungle.
Children are resilient, but trauma
is very hard to forget.
Where's Gretel will be a web comic
about the mystery of family love.
Coming Spring 2021.