Photo by Nam Hoang at the Word Balloon Academy / TCAF 2019, http://wemakeshift.com
Zirta aka Beatriz Torres is a Mexican comic author & illustrator with a focus on telling autobiographical stories. She was the winner of the Scholarship for Abroad Studies FONCA-CONACYT and a two-time winner of the Young Creators Program (National and State) for her forthcoming graphic novels Bechus and How I met Sam. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and a Masters in Illustrated Storytelling and Animation from the University of Vigo (Spain). She currently resides in Tampico, Mexico.