Julia Mata

Julia Mata

I am an illustrator and comic book author from Southern California, living in Los Angeles.

My comics have been commissioned by The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post and I have been featured in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail.

I am a 2024 City of Long Beach Professional Artist Fellow, 2023 Individual Artist Fellow with the California Arts Council and a 2022 MacDowell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.

I self-published my comics series CRISIS by myself for five years and sold them at zine fairs and punk shows.

In 2021, CRISIS was acquired by Drawn & Quarterly for publication as a full-length graphic novel which I am currently working on.