about & contact
kaylee rowena(she/her, they/them, or xe/xem; pronounced "roe-when-uh") is a baltimore-based comic creator & illustrator and a big fan of ghost stories and all things haunted. she graduated from SVA's cartooning program in 2020.
they can be contacted by shouting into the closest haunted house and asking the ghosts inside to pass along your message, or via the following methods:
interested in hiring me? i'm not currently available for personal commissions, but i'm always down to discuss freelance illustration and comics work. i'm especially interested in gothic horror, unique takes on haunted house stories, and comics in unconventional formats. if you've got a project you think i'd be a good fit for, shoot me an email! i'm currently looking to line up work for early 2023.
BOOKS & FEATURES
- Diet Milk Literary Magazine Fall/Winter 2022 issue — cover art, 2022
- Haunts, a haunted house artbook & ongoing illustration project, self-published via Kickstarter with 649 backers, 2022
- Party of Your Afterlife, written by Jordan Alsaqa, 2021
- Dr. Love Wave and the Experiments #2, written by Greg Gustin, 2021
- Hiraeth: A Longing for Home, an illustration anthology edited by Ilinca Barbacuta, 2021 (Illustration: Haunted Home)
- Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology, A Wave Blue World, 2021 (Comic: University Toxic, written by Laura Hinton)
- The Scent of May Rain, a graphic novella written by Mark Stack & Rae Epstein, 2020
- Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures Anthology, Bedside Press, 2020 (Comic: In the Shadow of the Moon, written by Lucía Iannone)
- Sapphic Zines: Celestial Bodies Anthology, 2019 (Comic: Sun-kissed)
- Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival, Abrams, 2019 (Comic: Photographs of Wild Beasts)
- Brooklyn Independent Comics Showcase, NYC — April 9 2022
- Bluestockings Digital Comics Fest - May 23-29 2022
- Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto — June 17-19 2022
- Flamecon, NYC — August 20-21 2022
- SPX, Bethesda Maryland — September 17-18 2022
- Hallowzine, Baltimore Maryland — October 29 2022
- SVA Fresh Meat, NYC — April 27 2018
- DC Zinefest, Washington DC — July 21 2018
- FlameCon, NYC — August 18-19 2018
- NY Queer Zine Fair, NYC — October 13-14 2018
- DC Zinefest, Washington DC — July 20 2019
- Bluestockings Comics Fest — August 8 & 12 2019
- FlameCon, NYC — August 17-18 2019
about this websitethis website was built by kaylee rowena in 2022 & is hosted on neocities. credits to david desandro's masonry code & mohamed fesal's lightbox code. fonts are jetbrains mono & dancing script. if anything's broken, please let me know so i can fix it!
if you're an artist who wants to move away from big site-builders and code your own site & need some pointers, feel free to reach out any time! i'm totally willing to share parts of my code and things i've learned along the way as an amateur coder. if you're curious about what updates i've made to the site since you last visited, i have an updates log.