Zeke Peña

Zeke Peña makes comics and illustrations as an accessible way to reclaim stories and remix history. He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and grew up in El Paso, Texas. He has a degree in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and is self-taught in drawing and painting. He received the 2020 Ezra Jack Keats and Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Awards for his first children’s book My Papi Has a Motorcycle, written by Isabel Quintero and published by Kokila/Penguin Young Readers. He also received the 2018 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (Getty Publishing, 2017), a graphic biography he illustrated. He has published work with REMEZCLA, VICE.com, Latino USA, the Believer, the Nib, Penguin Random House, Algonquin Books, Holt/Macmillan, and Cinco Puntos Press. Zeke is currently digging into family history to uncover stories for future books.

Books by Zeke Peña
My Papi Has a Motorcycle