I’m Jena! I’m from Seattle Washington and got my BFA in Animation at California College of the Arts in Oakland California. Currently I’m in Los Angeles, and I moved here on my bicycle.
I grew up on comics and cartoons, and I definitely count Matt Groening as an early inspiration. Especially Futurama, my favorite animated comedy of all time. But it was when I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender that I knew I wanted to go into TV animation and help create worlds as entrancing as ATLA. My other of my big time inspirations Sylvain Chomet, Satoshi Kon, and Hayao Miyazaki.
In addition to drawing I love bothering my cats, biking, gardening, and watching backpacking vlogs.
twitter and instagram: @jrba_v