Gaby Ramirez’s love of anime was handed down to her by her father.
As a self-taught mangaka who creates manga with styles inspired by specific Japanese animation studios, Gaby works under the nom de plume, Puella Comico.
“I am a huge fan of Studio Ghibli as well as Studio Mir. I like to hang out at my favorite Japanese manga book store, Kinokuniya at Bryant Park. That’s where I like to get ideas and draw inspiration from.
I like to draw my inspiration for new characters in my artwork from previously-known characters in my favorite manga.
Sometimes the characters I draw inspiration from make appearances with my original characters.”
Fascinated by ‘crossovers’ between her favorite programs, series’ and games, Gabby has created a number of comics in which she has remixed old classics, introduced new characters and weaved in new stories of her heroes’ children.