Growing up in front of a TV, Joanna Cacao immediately became obsessed with any show or film with a great story and characters. Her favourite shows consist of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Downton Abbey, and Gravity Falls. Joanna’s illustrative styles are heavily influenced by Ghibli and Disney films, and many, many anime/manga. Unsurprisingly, Joanna majored in 3D Animation and published an LGBT webcomic: Toxic For You straight out of college.

Joanna is a Canadian-Filipino that lives in Winnipeg, but unfortunately has never seen a wild polar bear. When writing stories, Joanna mainly focuses on making her characters feel raw and real–a lot of the time showcasing that we as humans can be imperfect and unpredictable. She is currently working on her first debut Graphic Novel.