Aria Villafranca is a Filipino-American comic artist and editor from Hawaiʻi. She graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2017 with a B.F.A. in Drawing & Painting, and is currently working towards an M.F.A. in Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Her main interests are in exploring long narratives in fantasy and sci-fi with cool worldbuilding, fun action, and (melo)dramatic angst. Bonus if the main characters are a ragtag group of misfits.
She has self-published short comics, created murals for the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, and Impact Hub Honolulu, and has worked as an indie comic reviewer for the website "The Indie Toaster," as well as helping to create and acting as the first Head Editor for the SCAD student-editor group "Level Ground Comics."
Currently, she is working as an Associate Editor at WEBTOON Entertainment.