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Zeke Peña is a Xicano storyteller and cartoonist from El Paso, TX. He makes comics and visual narratives that reclaim stories and remix history. His work is a mash-up of political cartoon, border rasquache and Hip Hop culture that addresses universal themes of identity, politics, ecology and social justice. He received a degree in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in the studio. He has received awards for his book illustrations and his work is in several American and Xicano art collections. Zeke is currently writing forthcoming comic and book projects that he will illustrate.
He illustrated the award-winning books My Papi Has a Motorcycle (Kokila, 2019) and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications, 2017). His studio work is a mash-up of political cartoon, border rasquache and Hip Hop culture that addresses identity, politics, ecology and social justice. Zeke is currently writing and illustrating a story for young readers about growing up under the desert Sun.
He currently represents himself for all these fun activities:
Art Direction + Creative Consultation
Editing + Story Development
Comics + Illustration
Script Writing + Adaptation
Character Design + Storyboarding
Community Campaigns + Engagement
For book projects please contact Steven Malk (Writers House)
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