PERSONAL WORK

Cosmic Fish (Writer/Illustrator)

Software used:

Photoshop

Procreate

Blender (for perspective assist)

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Cosmic Fish is a 2-time award-winning Webcomic (Tintero 2016, Best Mini-comic, & Tintero 2017, Best Comic).

 

It centers around the story of monsters trying to find their place in a world that's rejected them. It uses elements of Puerto Rican culture and identity to fully convey its story, characters, and themes.

(Pages are from Chapter 7, 2019-2020/Chapter 5, 2018)

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Cosmic Fish B&W (Writer/Illustrator, Patreon exclusive)

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Cosmic Fish B&W (pending title) expands the backstory of the characters, particularly the protagonist and the other monsters.

Currently a Patreon exclusive, minus the preview for portfolio purposes.

(Pages are from Chapter 1, 2020)

Grand Council of Retired Liches (Writer/Illustrator)

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Grand Council is a dark comedy that follows the story of several Big Bad™ Bosses often found in fantasy stories and tabletop games as they attempt to "retire" and take on peculiar hobbies.

(Pages are from the preview, 2019)

Ansheqaran (Writer/Illustrator)

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Ansheqaran were several short comics testing out themes and designs that would later move on to other work. Its primary goal was to play with dark tones and experimental paneling and execution while contemplating on the life of the universe.

(Pages are from two mini-comics, 2016-2017)

COMMISSIONED WORK

Darling (Illustrator, Editor)

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Darling is an Award-Winning Comic (Tintero Best Comic 2019) which served as the sequel of the Award-Winning comic, Buddy (2017). It follows the story of a lost mother trying to find her child in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. (2019)

Deathly Soliloquy (Illustrator, Anthology)

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Deathly Soliloquy is a short story written by Gabriel Alejandro for his Anthology, Tolath. The story welcomes the question if Death itself could ever be selfish. (2020)

Porque Tenemos (Ricanstruction) (Illustrator, Writer/Anthology)

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Porque Tenemos is a short story in the Eisner-Winning (2019) Anthology, Ricanstruction. It follows the story of a Vejigante mask maker in Loíza, Puerto Rico, as she remembers her grandmother's advice of perseverance and independence during the wake of Hurricane María. The comic served as a fundraiser for local programs and aid post Hurricane. (2018)

Sato (Illustrator)

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Sato is a fundraising comic that follows the story of a sato (stray mutt) who becomes separated from an elderly couple after Hurricane Maria made landfall. The comic's earnings go directly to the Save A Sato Foundation (an organization that helps stray dogs in Puerto Rico find homes). (2018)

What Remains in the Dark (PR Strong) (Illustrator/Anthology)

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What Remains in the Dark is a short story written by Amparo Ortiz for the Eisner-Winning (2019) Puerto Rico Strong Anthology. Inspired by the poems of Puerto Rican writer and feminist, Julia de Burgos, a young girl recites her work to bring her family together as they prepare to leave the island to survive the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This anthology also served as a fundraiser. (2018)

Buddy (Illustrator, Editor)

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Buddy is the winner of Tintero Comic Festival for the category of Best Comic (2017). It follows the story of a dog in search of something in the midst of apocalyptic wastes. 

Rafael y Celestina (Illustrator, Writer)

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Rafael y Celestina narrates the life of both Rafael and Celestina Cordero, one of the first Afro-Caribbean teachers of Puerto Rico and children of once-enslaved parents. This short comic was created in a workshop to demonstrate different means of teaching Puerto Rican history in schools. (2019)

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