about me

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My name is Karla Rosas.

I am a Mexican-born illustrator and DACA recipient from New Orleans. Migration, sexuality, diaspora, language, and borders are regular themes in my work, and I use my pieces to tell the stories about migration that I want to hear -- fantastical, angry, powerful, and sometimes petty stories. I work mostly with digital illustration tools, but also regularly use traditional inks, markers, acrylic, and gouache. In both my digital and traditional illustrations, I emphasize heavy lines and bold colors. I developed my drawing style from butterflies and comic books. I am inspired by Catholic imagery, sci-fi, futurism, thot culture, anime, Spanish curse words, Aztec/Mexican myths, the crazy city I call home, and working class women.