Micaela is a freelance illustrator with several awards under her belt, and an impressive CV. Her work has been featured in Spectrum 23, on covers of Victor Lavalle's Destroyer series and Saladin Ahmed's Abbott, and several international galleries.
But Miceala didn't arrive at her bold, colorful, confident style by traveling along a clear path through placid meadows of creative inspiration. There were reversals and switchbacks as she scouted a trail through forests of uncertainty that were at times confusing and dark.
Talking with Micaela, and learning about her through the story of her artistic works, I'm reminded that courage is not about how you feel, but about what you do.
Let's take a look.