Molly Mendoza is an American illustrator and comics artist who is captivated by the relationships she's built over the course of her life. Mendoza sets out to emulate those relationships, from the closeness of love to the turbulence of frayed friendship, through their chaotic yet rhythmic mark making and color. Alongside personal/observational narrative, Mendoza devotes her time to her own personal painting practice that has expanded into public arts; now having created a number of murals around the city of Portland. Mendoza is a B.F.A. graduate from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She have gone on to develop a rich illustration practice, self-publishing numerous comics, as well as working with clients such as The New York Times and The Atlantic. She wrote and illustrated the Ignatz and Eisner nominated graphic novel "Skip" and illustrated "Freedom We Sing" by Amyra León. Mendoza currently lives in Portland. Her new book is "Jovita Wore Pants."