Cover Reveal “The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra” & Pre-order Links

I am so excited and proud to share with you the cover of “The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra”!! Thanks so much to the wonderful Latinxs in Kid Lit for revealing the cover and for the beautiful post!

This picture book is written by the incomparable Marc Tyler Nobleman, and will be published by Penguin/ Nancy Paulsen Books, available March 7, 2017 – can’t wait!!



If you’d like to reserve a copy, you can check out the following pre-order links:

Thanks for your support and for stopping by!

Bob’s Burgers show at Spoke Art NYC!

Check out my latest illustration for the upcoming Bob’s Burgers Art Show opening September 24th at Spoke Art NYC! To inquire on my piece or to receive an advanced collectors preview, please email


I’m so excited to be part of the first exhibition in Spoke Art’s amazing brand new NYC gallery space!

For more details about this event visit:


anaaranda_bobsburgers“Dancing Burgers”, watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper, 2016



Detail on “Dancing Burgers” with Tina, one of my favorite characters from the show.


Thanks for stopping by!







Live mural “Dancing with Calaveras” & Thank You!

Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by at the de Young Museum​ for the live mural “Dancing with Calaveras“!! Here is a video about the event by the super talented Feather Weight

Thank so much to the wonderful teams at the Mexican Consulate General in San Francisco​ and the de Young Museum for organizing such a wonderful evening, as well as Chelis Lopez​ of KPOO for hosting the event, which was part of this year’s MEX I AM ​Festival

A big thank you as well to my wonderful assistants María Motta and Feather Weight for all your support!


Live mural @ the de Young Museum!

Join me this July 22nd at the de Young Museum where I’ll be creating a new live mural as part of the Festival MEX I AM organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, I’ll be very happy to see you there!

You can find more details about the event here



Event info:

“Dancing with Calaveras”
Live mural by Ana Aranda

Music by DJ José Ruiz
July 22, 2016, 6:00 pm
de Young Museum – Wilsey Court
More events at the de Young, SF Jazz, Stern Grove, Roxie Theater, Headlands Center for the Arts, the Mexican Museum, Consulate General of Mexico here

Thanks for stopping by!



Heart and Calavera & more at Alabama Project Gallery!


I’ll be showing a few personal pieces this Saturday April 9 at the Alabama Project Gallery with super talented friends from the Journal Building. I’ll be very happy to see you there!

Alabama Project Gallery, 1295 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA
7-9pm You can find more info about the show here


Just a few blocks away you can also visit the mural “Calaveras y Diablitos” that my super talented friend and artist Paulina Suarez and I created at the Lucky Alley close to 25th Street


Thanks to everyone who has been supporting my work, it is greatly appreciated!

Holiday Sale and Pop Up Show

I am having a Holiday Sale – 20% off everything in my Etsy store now thru Thursday December 10th! Use the promo code HOLIDAYSALE015

You can find original art, art prints, greeting cards and illustrations, click Here to go to the shop

Happy Holidays!




Also, I’ll be participating this Saturday at the Journal Building’s Holiday Pop Up Show, where I’ll be selling original art, art prints, greeting cards and illustrations as well. I’ll be very happy to see you there!

Journal Building – 1540 Market Street, San Francisco
12pm-4pm, December 12, 2015



826 Valencia Quarterly 22 Illustrations

I had the great pleasure to work for the amazing 826 Valencia creating illustrations for their latest Quarterly 22, which features wacky and wise writing by young authors. Thank you Maria and Amy for this beautiful project!

Also thank you so much to everyone that came to the book launch last Oct 17th during Litquake !


Here are some of the illustrations inspired by these beautiful writings:



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