Lorena Alvarez Gómez was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and studied Graphic Design and Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She alternates her work as a freelance illustrator with writing and drawing her own stories, combining her interest in the interaction between arts and science, color language, graphic storytelling, and its formal qualities. Lorena’s first comic, Nightlights, was nominated for two Eisner Awards in 2017. In 2019 she won the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award with her second book, Hicotea. She’s currently working in the third book of the Nightlights series, which has already translated to five languages.