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A.C. Esguerra (a.k.a. blueludebar) is an LA-based comics artist and illustrator. They deal in flight, mystery and the gentle subversion of classical romance and heroism. In 2016, they received a PRISM Comics Queer Press Grant Award for EIGHTY DAYS, an original historical romance manga about queer pilots in the 1930s.

They are represented by Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency, Inc.



2019 Adventure Time Season 11, Issue #6 (Variant). BOOM! Studios. / Cover Artist

2018 “Bespoke”. Name & None Magazine, Issue #1. / Participating Artist

2018 Nexus Print Portfolio: Echo Chambers. Tyrell Cannon, Landis Blair. / Participating Artist

2016 #Ham4Pamphlet Hamilton Anthology. Arielle Jovellanos. / Participating Artist

2016 PRISM Comics Annual Queer Press Grant / Winner


2015 B Minus Studios “PIVOT”, “VOL. 1”, “LINEAGE” Group Exhibitions / Santa Ana, CA.

2015 Brad Bafford LGBT Center “We’re Here, We’re Queer” Juried Exhibition / Santa Ana, CA.

2012-2015 LCAD Annual Juried Art Exhibition / Laguna Beach, CA.

2014 Chuck Jones Center for Creativity “It Takes Character” Exhibition / Costa Mesa, CA.


2018 Wondercon / “Making and Publishing Queer Comics”  

2017 Queer Comics Expo / “Queer Historical Comics”

2017 Toronto Comic Arts Festival / “LGBTQ Comics Abroad”

2017 Long Beach Comic Expo / “People In Media”

2016 Alternative Press Expo / “UNREAL: Mixing Reality and Fantasy”  


2018 Cartoonarium Live Drawing Session (MICExpo) / Participant

2017-2019 PRISM Comics Annual Queer Press Grant / Juror