Orion Zangara

Orion Zangara is an illustrator and comic book artist who lives in the Washington, DC, area. He is a graduate of The Kubert School, an art trade school, with a concentration in sequential art.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series. 

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Only in silence the word,
Only in dark the light,
Only in dying life:
Bright the hawk’s flight
On the empty sky.”
The Creation of Éa by Ursula K. Le Guin

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

My top favorite illustrators/comic book artists are Joe Kubert (my grandfather), Will Eisner, and Bernie Wrightson.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Because I love drawing stories.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Never give up. If this is want you want to do, I don’t think you should let anything or anyone stop you.