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About Me

Darla Okada is an illustrator and comic artist currently living in Colorado with her husband and two cats. Specializing in traditional media, she enjoys using gouache and color pencils to create sweet, friendly animals and other characters with a soft sci-fi feel. You can usually find her reading a comic or cookbook while enjoying a cup of coffee.

For book related inquiries, please contact my literary agent Kelly Sonnack at kelly@andreabrownlit.com.

If you'd like to work with me on another project, contact me directly at darlaokada.art@gmail.com.

It's so nice to meet you!



  • DiNK | April 13-14

  • Denver Pop Culture Con | May 31-June 2


2017 | DINK Colorado Artists Showcase/ Take Art, Leave Art/ Draw Off | Nov | Denver, CO
2016 | Botanica | Light Grey Art Lab | April | Minneapolis, MN
2016 | ROBO SHOW | Light Grey Art Lab | Feb | Minneapolis, MN
2014 | Totally Local | Madison and Main Gallery | Jan-Feb | Greeley, CO
2013 | The Brew at Deja Lu | Oct - Dec Art Display | Firestone, CO
2013 | Macro & Micro | Light Grey Art Lab | Minneapolis, MN
2013 | Beautiful Forever: A Tribute to Tattoos (of the temporary kind) | Light Grey Art Lab | Minneapolis, MN
2012 | Scary Art Project | Fort Collins, CO
2010 | Scary Art Project | Fort Collins, CO