Kat Fajardo (she/they) is an award-winning comic artist and illustrator from the lively and magical place of Loisaida, New York City. She is a Honduran-Colombian cartoonist and illustrator currently making work for Middle Grade books.  

She makes playful work about self-acceptance and Latinx culture have been recognized by various online publications such as Remezcla, El Hispanic News, The School Library Journal, Huffington Post Latino Voices, and many more. 

When she’s not slouching over her drafting table, you might find Kat collecting small junk for scrapbooking, listening to spooky podcasts or chasing after her sock-stealing Min Pin pup, Roni. Kat currently resides in Austin, Texas. 

Kat is represented by Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. Please direct all professional inquiries to my agent linda@galltzacker.com.  

Awards + Grants

CXC Emerging Talent Award 2017

MICExpo mini-grant 2016

Publications

  • 2018 Disney-Hyperion 
  • 2017 Penguin Random House
  • 2016-2017 La Raza Anthology
  • 2016 Cicada Magazine
  • 2016 Dirty Diamonds Anthology
  • 2016 Sweaty Palms Zine
  • 2014-2017 CollegeHumor
  • 2012­-2014 Symbolia Magazine
  • 2013 BARTKIRA
  • ​2013 Strange Paradise Zine
  • 2013 The White Asylum 
  • 2012 Monster Mash Anthology
  • 2012 Hope Mountain Magazine #3
  • 2012­-2015 SVA INK Magazine
  • 2011 SVA Visual Opinion Mag 

Reviews/Interviews 

  • 2016 Sweaty Palms Zine
  • 2016 El Hispanic News
  • 2016 School Library Journal 
  • 2016 Women Write About Comics
  • 2015 Huffington Post Latino Voices
  • 2015 Latina Magazine
  • 2015 Vivala
  • 2013 Symbolia Magazine

Exhibitions/Group shows

  • 2016 ​Artists Assemble! Empowerment and Inspiration in Contemporary Comics,​ Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)
  • 2016 ​Cartoon Art Annual Show​, Society of Illustrators (Long­form comics category)
  • 2016 Peanuts Gallery (Charlie Brown Homage Show), Meltdown Comics LA
  • 2015 ​She Blinded Me With Science​, Gowanus Print Lab show
  • 2015 ​Life's a Beach​, Gowanus Print Lab show
  • 2013 ​Comic Ink, ​Locust Moon Comics Gallery show
  • 2013 ​NYC Artists for Sandy Hook, ​Healing Newtown exhibit
  • 2012 ​Man­Made Monsters, ​The School of Visual Arts Gallery
  • 2008 ​Arboretum, ​Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS

If you like what I do and would like to support me, you can donate through Ko-Fi.

If you'd like to see weekly behind-the-scenes content, I'm on Patreon!

I have books and products for sale at my online store.

Shoot me an email!

For trade publishing interest, please contact my agent at  linda@galltzacker.com 

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