Kayla E. (she/her) is an award-winning artist, cartoonist, and designer of Mexican-American descent. She is the editor-in-chief of Nat. Brut, an art and literary magazine. She earned her B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, where she served as the Art Director for the Harvard Lampoon. She is currently under contract with Fantagraphics for Precious Rubbish, an experimental graphic memoir. 


Kayla works out of her downtown attic studio in rural North Carolina where she lives down the road with her wife, writer Laura Bullard.


Harvard University

B.A., Visual and Environmental Studies


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Kayla E. is doing what we all wish we could: balancing design, illustration, and editorial vision with aplomb and might. Collaborating with Kayla is a professional joyshe brings insight, research, and uncanny skill to all of her projects. I can't wait for my next collaboration with Kayla.

—Len Small, former Art Director, Nautilus,

& Co-President, ICON: The Illustration Conference