The Downey Legend

Natalia Sotomayor
With the hopes of one day being involved in the medical field, junior Natalia Sotomayor’s, growth mindset, determination, and studies have encouraged her to become a veterinarian. In order to procure this dream job, Sotomayor prepares herself by joining newspaper’s comic artists,  and taking a rigorous college prep course, honors human body systems. Here, you study the anatomical composition of all living things by conducting research, dissecting, and discussing. 

The main reason Sotomayor decided to consider becoming a veterinarian was because her puppy, Annie, needed to undergo surgery. Later, she proudly exclaimed, “they helped her, and I’m eternally grateful for that,” showing a more vulnerable side. Then, after further discussion about the pros and cons of becoming a veterinarian, she mentioned, “ least with this job I’m still able to help animals; one pet at a time.” Having the Downey Legend as an accessible source, Sotomayor, hopes to spread her love and awareness through the comics she illustrates.  

Natalia Sotomayor, Illustrator

Dec 16, 2020
Too early for Christmas? (Story/Media)
Dec 02, 2020
Senior Year (Story/Media)
Dec 02, 2020
Chilly Weather and Bad Hair Days (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2020
R.I.P. Tik Tok (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2020
Don’t Wait (Story/Media)
May 19, 2020
Who Cares About the Aliens?!? (Story)
May 07, 2020
Senior Year (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2020
I Surrender! (Story/Media)
Mar 24, 2020
Toilet Paper Hoarders (Story/Media)
Feb 19, 2020
Best Pup (Story/Media)
Feb 11, 2020
Meghan Markle And Price Harry (Story/Media)
Jan 22, 2020
New Year, Same Me (Media)
Jan 04, 2020
Finals Week (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich: The Sequel (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Cosplay at LA Comic Con (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Clean Campus? (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Fall Begins (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich (Story)
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