Born in Hayward, California, to immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico, I navigated the challenges of the American dream amidst cultural shock and language barriers. Growing up in Chicago's Mexican immigrant community, I embraced the importance of family and the art of storytelling. Inspired by my uncles, who were gamers, artists, and comedians, I found solace in fantasy and art during an awkward and isolated childhood. High school introduced me to my now-wife, and our journey from a memorable homecoming to navigating life's ups and downs has made us inseparable. A brief stint in the US Air Force inspired my first comic, which led to nationwide travels up until 2020, which was marked by the pandemic and a personal loss.
We welcomed our rainbow, our daughter, a year later, adapting to the new normal. Alongside obtaining a bachelor's in digital media and design, I am pursuing my MLIS while aspiring to be a children's book illustrator.