Trinidad Escobar is a storyteller from Milpitas, California. Her writing and visual art have been featured in publications such as NPR, The Nib, The Brooklyn Review, Adobe Create, as well as the anthologies Theater of Terror (Northwest Press), Over the Line (Sidekick Books), Be Gay! Do Comics (IDW), Walang Hiya, Kuwento (Carayan Press), and the Eisner nominated Drawing Power (Abrams). Trinidad has been a guest artist and speaker at the Society of Illustrators, San Jose Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Jewish Contemporary Museum, the Asian Art Museum, Pilipino Komix Expo, SFMoMa, LitQuake, Drawn & Quarterly, Kearny Street Workshop, APAture, SF Zine Fest, and The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. In 2019, she was honored as one of YBCA’s 100 global artists making an impact through art and community work.
She is an alumna of San Francisco State’s poetry program and a Fellow of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics MFA Poetry program. She is the recipient of the Olympiad of the Arts Award and the Frances Jaffer Poetry Prize given by The Poetry Center of San Francisco. Trinidad is a Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Fellow. Additionally, she trained in the MFA in Comics graduate program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Trinidad is represented by Alex Slater of Trident Media Group. She spends her days wandering the mountains and playing in the sea with her son and partner.
She is the author of the following graphic novels: CRUSHED, and both works forthcoming TRYST and Of Sea And Venom.
You can read more about Trinidad and her art here.