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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 rollerskating in the park.

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


Cartoon Network

The New Yorker

Los Angeles Times

Refinery 29

826 Valencia

Washington Post

The New York Times


It's Nice That


The New Yorker

Polyester Zine

Shortbox Comics

The Daily Trojan

The Stranger


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


"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)



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)

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


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 | Scrapping: Comics, Zines, and Reparative Justice | UT Austin, TX


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