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Arantza Pena Popo is an Ignatz Award-Nominated Colombian-born and Los Angeles-based artist who explores slice-of-life narratives through her comic artwork. You can find her playing bass in the dark, listening to too much Mitski, and enthusiastically ranting about Damien Hirst.

She began contributing gags to The New Yorker in August 2020.

CLIENTS

Them.us

Cartoon Network

The New Yorker

Los Angeles Times

Refinery 29

826 Valencia

PUBLICATIONS

The New Yorker

Polyester Zine

Shortbox Comics

The Daily Trojan

The Stranger

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Ignatz Award Nomination for Outstanding Artist and Outstanding Mini-Comic 2021

National Winner of the Doodle for Google Contest 2019

Scholastic Art Awards Gold Medal: Comic Art 2017

EXHIBITIONS

"The World is Looking for You" Solo Exhibition at Junior High Los Angeles  (Feb 2022)

Riso Weekend at Junior High 2021

SHIRT-TEEN at Junior High (July 2022)

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FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Brooklyn Art Book Fair (Brooklyn, NY)

Grid Zine Fest (Salt Lake City, UT)

Piche Fest (Madrid, ES)

SHAKE Bristol (Bristol, UK)