The Downey Legend

Vanessa Carlos
Downey Legend comic artist, Vanessa Carlos, 12, returns for the feeling of family that she had left behind in the previous year of newspaper, aiming to bring about laughter and expand the minds of her peers with his comics. In the previous year, Carlos had been involved in Downey High’s boys wrestling until a torn ACL brought this to a halt. Currently, she spends his spare time working as a cashier for his family's restaurant, T&A Taco. 

Carlos has decided she will major in animation after high school, her goal being to write and animate her own cartoon show. Through her comics, Carlos attempts to encourage her readers to think outside the box in a way that also entertains the reader. In regards to this, Carlos stated, “I want them to see comedy in a different way.” She said, “I always see the same joke when it comes to comics and I want to stand out.”

Vanessa Carlos, Illustrator

Jan 22, 2020
Our Privilege (Story/Media)
Jan 05, 2020
Iron Musk (Story/Media)
Dec 01, 2019
Not Applicable (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Hiding Myself (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Catpitalism (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
New B Building Tiles? (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
(Bad) Tiny Dancer (Story/Media)
May 21, 2018
Line Cutting (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Halloween Costumes (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Things I Love About Fall (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Sleepy in Class (Story)
The School Newspaper of Downey High School
Vanessa Carlos