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.
COMICS & ILLUSTRATION
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
2018 Dr. Scrooge, Issue #1. Richard Bottoms. / Cover Artist
2016 #Ham4Pamphlet Hamilton Anthology. Arielle Jovellanos. / Participating Artist
2016 PRISM Comics Annual Queer Press Grant / Winner
2015 B Minus Studios “PIVOT” Group Exhibition / Santa Ana, CA.
2015 B Minus Studios “VOL. 1” Group Sketchbook Exhibition / Santa Ana, CA.
2015 B Minus Studios “LINEAGE” Group Exhibition / 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 / “Women Who Draw/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