Juan José Fernández is a Spanish-Venezuelan cartoonist that makes experimental and poetic comics, raised in Cleveland, OH who studied Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University and received his MFA from the Center of Cartoon Studies (’14). His work centers around love and curiosity while expanding and bending the comics medium with his linguistics and multidisciplinary background.
Lead Educator | Fundamentals | Self-publishing
JUAN JOSE FERNANDEZ
Jayla Patton is a multidisciplinary queer black artist with knowledge in traditional arts, textile, sculpture, digital arts, and woodworking. She loves using bright colors and creating fantasy paintings of black women as the focal point. Her comics are sometimes gross, but always bright and full of interesting characters.
Teaching Artist | Manga | Character Design
A SWPA native & Vassar College alum, Maggie Lynn Negrete is a multidisciplinary artist and designer specializing in illustration, zines, and hand-lettering. Her work explores femininity, community, and the occult with aesthetics influenced by 19/20th century illustration, psychedelia and a personal heritage of printers.
An important part of her practice is as an educator, focusing on elevating youth voices and promoting civic engagement through zines, storytelling, and typography.