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Ana Aranda

Ana Aranda was born and raised in Mexico City, and completed her undergraduate studies in illustration in France. She now lives in San Francisco, where she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious de Young Museum. Her biggest inspirations are her childhood memories, the vibrant colors of Mexico, and music. Her most recent illustrated book is ‘The Chupacabra Ate the Candlestick.’ Other books include ‘J’ai Mal à Mon Écorce,’ ‘Book: Case,’ and ‘1+1=1.’


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