2019 Katie Kelso Travel Grant Winners!

Congratulations to Alejandra Espino and Cole Pauls! Each artist exhibitor will receive $200 to be used towards traveling to Short Run on Nov. 9th!

Alejandra Espino (Mexico City, Mexico) 

Alejandra Espino creates comics, illustrations and works on projects that excite her, as long as there is drawing involved, and the opportunity to share experiences with different artists. She has received the creation Jóvenes Creadores Grant (MX, 2012-2013), the Poesía en Voz Alta (Out Loud Poetry) in 2016, as a part of AA&A, and she was selected for Transcómic, a comics exchange project with the Goethe Institute (2017). Her work has been published in several anthologies both Mexican and international, and self published projects.


Cole Pauls (Vancouver, BC, Canada) 

Cole Pauls is a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator and printmaker hailing from Haines Junction (Yukon Territory, Canada) with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University. Residing in Vancouver, Pauls focuses on his two comic series, the first being Pizza Punks: a self contained comic strip about punks eating pizza, the other is called Dakwäkãda Warriors, which is about two Southern Tutchone Earth Protectors saving the earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches using language revitalization.