illustrator, Flatter, colorist
Nicky is a disabled, queer Puerto Rican comic artist, flatter, and colorist. She is the creator of the ongoing webcomic, The Unlucky Ones and the Edge of Nowhere, and the illustrator of Con Papá/With Papá, authored by Frederick Luis Aldama. She started making autobio zines in 2018, exploring mental health, the impermanence of time and memory, existential ennui, and the meaning of home. She continues to explore these subjects in her fiction comics and is currently focused on her graphic novel and making zines about living with chronic migraine and occipital neuralgia. She holds a BFA in animation and MFA in comics from California College of the Arts. She is also an anime/manga features writer for CBR. She is represented by Emmy Nordstrom Higdon of Westwood Creative Artists.
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"Nicky Rodriguez’s illustrations are vibrant and whimsical."
- Daniel A. Olivas for LARB
"A lovely bilingual picture book about the support of a father and how this endless support helps a child gain confidence to soar."
"...In these vivid, lush images, we witness a father’s love fostering a child’s infinite imagination to soar...Con Papá treasures and celebrates young Latinxs, the queer, the maligned, the forgotten, and erased." - Cristina Herrera for Latinx spaces