A Romantic Ritual.

A Romantic Ritual.

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9"x12" gouache and ink on wood panel.

Ashley Robin Franklin is a queer cartoonist and illustrator. She’s based in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her girlfriend and their weird dog.  Ashley makes sweet and spooky comics with horror and fantasy elements. She’s currently working on her debut YA graphic novel, The Hills of Estrella Roja— coming out from HMH/Etch in 2023.

Ashley was born in 1990 in the Rio Grande Valley, (that's south South Texas) where she grew up and attended the University of Texas Pan-American. She majored in English literature with an emphasis in Creative writing, and minored in Studio Art. She has published several short comics with the New Yorker, the Nib, Pome magazine, and Pome press. Her latest comic, One Million Tiny Fires, is out now from Silver Sprocket. 

Things that make her happy include: traveling for comic shows (RIP), her dog, moss & mushrooms, shoujo manga, wildflowers, cold ice tea, queer books & movies, and ghost stories. 

View more work at www.arfranklinstein.com