Kayla Ballesteros is an illustrator and comic book artist from Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Visual Communications. Kayla’s deep passion for art began at a young age, thanks to the comics and art books that she stole from her father’s bookshelves. Her father encouraged her aspirations for art ever since then, even teaching her how to design and apply tattoos at the age of sixteen.    

Her art is characterized by rich details and beautiful line work. Her favorite themes come from dark fantasy, folklore, surrealism and an introspective slice of life. Kayla is currently working on several projects, including her own independent comic Beyond the Snow, inspired by her love of classic folklore and fairy tales. When not creating art, Kayla survives by consuming strong coffee, tea, comics/manga, anime, and movies. Oh, and she plays with her adorable dog, Hannibal.