Emeric L. Kennard is an award-winning creator of illustration, fine art, comics, and zines. A socially active and politically engaged artist, their subject matter includes issues of gender, bodily identity, science, environment, and cultural survival. These interests are informed by their converging experiences as a third-generation Korean-American and a queer, nonbinary transgender person. Their illustrations and paintings have exhibited locally and nationally, hung in Congressional halls, and been recognized by the Society of Illustrators.
Since 2015 Emeric has self-published comics and zines as Cervus Canadensis Press, exhibiting and serving as a panelist at venues such as the CTN Animation Expo, Comic Arts LA, Queer Comics Expo, and the Listen to the Silence Asian American Conference. They are a contributing artist and writer to the Lambda-nominated Alphabet Anthology from PRISM Comics.
Emeric holds a BFA with Distinction in Illustration from California College of the Arts, with a Minor in Writing. They were born and largely raised on Clackamas, Chinook, Atfalati, and Kalapuya territory. (Willamette Valley, Oregon.) They now reside on Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone land. (Oakland, California).