Thesis

Magical Girl Leila

  • When Leila Rodriguez saves the life of a strange-looking creature, she gets more than she bargains for. The creature, Rom, reveals to Leila that she is descended from an ancient group of magical warriors. With Rom’s help and the power of a magic gem, Leila embarks on a quest to save all of humanity from a mysterious cosmic evil while overcoming her own insecurities, navigating her university courses, and making sure she keeps it all secret.

Oret Peña portrait

Oret Peña

Oret is an NYC-based artist, SVA graduate, popcorn gremlin, and lover of hair bows. Her artistic loves include character design, illustration, and animation. She grew up watching Disney movies and to this day remains one of her favorite things to pick apart and study. Some of her influences include Anime & Manga, Disney & Dreamworks, Cartoon Network & Nickelodeon, American pop culture, Japanese pop culture, Astrology, and mythology. Her ultimate dream is to create an animated show, but the immediate goal is to lay the groundwork for a long-running comic series featuring a Latina Superhero.