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In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I work as a cartoonist, art instructor, and (self-titled) novelty designer. Many of my projects have been focused on comedy, music, creativity, education, and lovely representations of African people. Along with the Music Library and Emo Farm comics, I'm now pursuing my master's in teaching certification.



timeline:
Kelechi studied sculpture at Temple University, where she founded Creative People of Color Collective October 2015 which is now called Artist of Color Collective.
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In spring 2017, she was the recipient of the Future Alumni Leader Award and featured in the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity at Temple. That summer, she completed the Fibers and Material Studies Post BFA Residency at Tyler School of Art.
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In 2018 she worked at Spiral Q as a Teaching Artist in West Philadelphia for the Peoplehood parade. 
She now creates her art in her home studio and works as a substitute teacher for the Philadelphia School District.  
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In August 2020, Kelechi self published the Emo Farm coloring book. Later that fall she held the realease for Emo Farm at the 2020 Virtual Tokyo Art Book Fair. In the spring of 2021 she completed her 6 month mentorship with Jillian Tamaki, where she developed the Emo Farm comic (sneakpeak).
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She is now currently working on her comic Music Library, a music fanzine based in Philadelphia. The comic features illustrations of music lover’s recollections, opinions and knowledge of songs & albums. You can read them here.



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