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Reach out for work inquiries, collaborations, or just to say hi!: apenapopo[at]gmail[dot]com

Arantza Pena Popo is an Ignatz Award-Nominated Colombian-born, Atlanta-raised and New York-based artist who explores slice-of-life narratives through her comic artwork. You can find her playing bass in the dark and rollerskating in the park.

She currently works at Business Insider as a Story Art Fellow.

You can access her resume here.


Cartoon Network

The New Yorker

Los Angeles Times

Refinery 29

826 Valencia

Washington Post

The New York Times


It's Nice That

Business Insider


The New Yorker

Polyester Zine

Shortbox Comics

The Daily Trojan

The Stranger


Printed Matter Volume Grant 2023

Short Run Comics Fest Special Guest 2023

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

National Winner of the Doodle for Google Contest 2019


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

Riso Weekend at Junior High (Dec 2021)

SHIRT-TEEN at Junior High (July 2022)



Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair (Los Angeles)

Short Run Seattle (Seattle, WA)

Small Press Expo (Bethesda, MD)

Brooklyn Art Book Fair (Brooklyn, NY)

SPRINT Milano (Milan, Italy)

Grid Zine Fest (Salt Lake City, UT)

Piche Fest (Madrid, ES)

SHAKE Bristol (Bristol, UK)

PAGEMASTERS Fall & Winter Zine Fair

(London, UK)

LA Zine Fest (Los Angeles)

Photo Credit: @jondelreal


Barnard Zine Library

New York, NY | Acquired in 2021

Athens Zine Bibliothèque

Athens, Greece | Acquired in 2021

SAIC Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection

Chicago, IL | Acquired in 2020


Short Talks at Short Run Seattle 2023

PIP Illustration Bristol Creative Weekend: "Insights Corner"| Oct 2022 | Bristol, UK

Comics O'Clock Comics Reading | Heavy Manners Library| Mar 2022 | Los Angeles, CA

BIPOC POP Conference 2023 | Scrapping: Comics, Zines, and Reparative Justice | UT Austin, TX


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