Karl Orozco and is a Queens-based artist and educator specializing in comics, illustration and animation. My illustration work has been featured by the New York Times, the New York Public Library and UpWorthy. He is currently contributing sci-fi comics to New Frontiers, an anthology of stories honoring actor George Takei’s life. He is the creator of Pink Matter, an ongoing comic chronicling inquisitive Ira Irving and her adventures on her motherland Polo, and co-creator of #1 Chinese Restaurant, a collaborative comic that examines the effects of a definitive ranking of Chinese restaurants across the United States. As a second-generation Filipino-American and the first in my family born in the U.S., my work centers diasporic narratives and the lives of migrants and cultures in transit.
Karl graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Visual Art and Sociology. He currently teaches art at the Queens Museum.
Available for work.