Local artist Dave Ortega has spent years interviewing his now 100-year-old abuela (grandmother) and telling her story in comics. In the Bank of America Art Lab he’ll create a life-size comic book where participants can explore how stories and pictures are arranged to create narrative and experiment with telling their own stories. 

Meet the artist during vacation week! Dave Ortega will be in attendance at the museum Fri, Feb 19, 2–4 PM and Fri, Apr 22, 2–4 PM.

Ortega’s work has appeared in several comics anthologies; his comic Abuela y Los Dead Mexicans was named a notable comic by Best American Comics. He’s taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and been an exhibitor at the Small Press Expo, Brooklyn Zine Fest, Grand Comics Fest, New York Art Book Fair, and Comic Arts Brooklyn, among other places. He is currently working on a graphic novel about his abuela.