Andrew Peña – The Bronx Brand

Andrew Peña

Born and raised in Mount Eden, I’ve been drawing since I was a kid and take inspiration from different life experiences. My work consists of everyday struggles, relatable stories, and the lessons that come with growing up somewhere like the Bronx. I don’t have a formula that I follow for my creative process, but it usually begins with a sketch in my notebook. Sometimes a drawing turns into a short story or a funny comic. There are also sketches that’ll never see the light of day but I think it’s important to get all of those onto paper until you find something you’re happy with. I hope I can inspire younger artists to pursue a career in illustration and design. Growing up I didn't have any resources other than a few art classes in school so I’d love to be that source or guide for someone else.