Native and Latina Princess Graphic Novels
Kayden Phoenix is a third generation Chicana from East LA. She was raised with the best movies from the 90's - Disney princesses and action films. After creating A LA BRAVA, Universe of Latina Superheroes, she delved into princesses. The first being the Aztec princess, MEXICA.
Fernanda Lozado is a 2D animator and illustrator from Mexico City. She aims to improve and help grow the industry in Mexico and Latin America.
Fernanda was as a finalist in Pictoline's 1st Biennial of Illustration and won the 2017 Mexican Institute of Cinematography grant to produce her short film, Bouclette, set to premiere in festivals in 2021.
Animator by day and lindyhopper by night, Fernanda loves bringing her passion for goats, rollerskating, and all things vintage into her various animation works; while keeping an eye on the family business as a goatly unique ice-cream entrepreneur.
Aster Santiago is a Mexico City born and based digital artist and animator. They’ve been working on honing their skills as a storytelling artist since ever they could first hold a pencil, and have spent the last few years of their life trying to migrate to the United States to live with their wife, so stories about migration and the interconnectedness between the Mexican diaspora, queerness and perceived womanhood are very dear to their heart.
Gaby Zermeño has been a freelance illustrator for 7 years. She studied a career in Graphic Design. She currently resides in Mexico City and works as a teacher and concept artist for independent projects.
Gaby has worked for various publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, MacMillan, StoryTime Magazine, among others. She has dabbled in animation, working as an art director on a Disney animated show and as a storyboard artist for a Netflix series. In her spare time, she enjoys being alone, caring for plants, watching movies, and reading science fiction books.
Sandra Romero is a first generation Mexican-American graphic designer based in Southern California.
Growing up, she was drawn to powerful female role models in cartoons and media. Sandra values her relationship and friendship with her mother. Following her mother's advice, she pursued higher education to be able to work on art, graphics, and work on projects with female leads for other little girls.
Mexica’s princess initiation has begun. She’s given three riddles by the Royal Council and must return with the respective prizes in order to be crowned.
Mexica ventures out of Aztlán with her pet ocelot, Elote, to find the prizes. Unbeknownst to her, the neighboring tribe, the Tlaxcala, is on the warpath. Mexica innocently thinks they’re apart of the princess initiation and foils their plans amongst every turn; unknowingly saving the kingdom and ultimately returning as Aztlán’s crowned princess.