Ezequiel Pena

I was born in Las Cruces, NM and grew up in El Paso, TX. I make comics and illustrations as an accessible way to remix history and explore complex issues. I have a degree in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and I’m mostly self-taught in drawing and painting. I have published work with VICE.com, Latino USA, The Believer Magazine, The Nib, Penguin Random House, Holt/Macmillan and Cinco Puntos Press. In 2018 I received the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for my illustrations in the graphic biography Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publications 2017). I recently illustrated my first children’s book My Papi Has a Motorcycle written by author Isabel Quintero and published by Kokila, a Penguin Young Readers imprint in 2019.


Water Rights 2016/2017




Las Cruces, NM USA