Jen chavez is a chicago born chicana illustrator. Her primary focus is on comics and zines. These stories range from fictional worlds and ethereal beings to personal narratives focused on mental health and complex emotions. through all of these stories, however, her focus is on being open and honest. by exploring the journeys of her fictional characters and her own personal experiences she hopes to bring awareness and help start conversation about difficult subjects and maybe even comfort for someone who might have similar thoughts and experiences.
Jen's work is equal parts digital and traditional; everything she draws makes it through a round in her sketchbook and colored pencils. When she isn’t drawing, Jen loves rewatching animated movies, trying out new crafting mediums, and going out to visit city parks. She has worked at the columbia chronicle creating editorial illustrations, at lincoln park zoo doing caricatures, and constantly works on creating self published comics and zines.