karla monterrosa is described by her friends as an artistic genius and 90-Day Fiancé fanatic. (Yes, she realizes there are problematic elements to both descriptors.)
Born and raised in El Salvador, she currently resides in Vancouver where she hones her vibrant and expressive visual style—typically derived from her lived experience.
She likes awkward body things as much as she likes celebrating her birthday: All The Time.
Written by Cassie Barradas – Karla’s closest friend and comedy partner
Which ‘hood are you in?
After having lived in East Van for many years, I recently relocated to Richmond. I enjoy the flat roads for long bike rides, the food at the public market, and living very close to my favourite banh mi.
What do you do?
I’m a cartoonist and a comedian. I draw, design, animate, and tell jokes.
What are you currently working on?
I have multiple projects at once, and I love them all equally! I’m currently working on a picture book, a short film, and developing a series pitch. I am also doing freelance projects, going for bike rides, and learning Mandarin.
Where can we find your work?
My latest short film, Lo 100to, is now available on Youtube.
Otherwise, you can find my work and my favourite memes on my Instagram and my website.