We had the chance to speak with up-and-coming Cuban comic artist Vanesa R. Del Rey. The laid-back and endlessly talented Del Rey is no stranger to the convention circuit, with 10 appearances under her belt since she began freelancing. Del Rey is quickly gaining notoriety for her work on the popular Hit comics (Boom! Studios), as well as her work with Marvel (Scarlet Witch #1;Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past), Dark Horse (Creepy Comics #16 and Eerie), and DC (Constantine: The Hellblazer #3 & #4). During our chat, we got to talking about growing up in Cuba, her major influences, and her steady climb toward comics success as one of the few Latina artists currently out there.
Comic artist Vanesa R. Del Rey on Cuba, learning to draw from 'Playboy', and feminism
"Don’t tell me I can’t do something because I’m a woman.”