Illustration (Major)

Ashanti Fortson

Ashanti Fortson is an award-nominated comics creator, illustrator, editor, and educator.

Their clients include Abrams Books, Bitch Media, The New York Times, Scholastic, Sterling Publishing, Medium, ZEAL, Power & Magic Press, and more. They're currently working on their debut graphic novel, CRESS & PETRA (HarperCollins, 2023). Their work explores transience and reflection through a tenderhearted lens, and a good comic essay will always brighten their day. They received their BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art and they live in Baltimore with their wife, their cat, and their two pet rats.

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