Meet the teen artists who illustrated ThreeSixty's Feb/March magazine

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Character design and motivation are what drive much of my work, which is why I'm proud to be the artist of ThreeSixty’s first printed comic. -- Anna LaFavor

Maya Parker, a sophomore at Minneapolis South High School, created the artwork featured on pg. 15 of our print magazine and in the following stories online: How to get as many scholarships for college as possible and Borrowing money for school? Know what it costs you.

“I’m a cheerful, full-of-energy student, who loves to draw. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. My grandma taught me a majority of what I know, and I am glad she’s the one who introduced me to my artistic side. If it hadn’t been for her or the friends I’ve made over the years, I would have stopped, but I am glad I didn’t.” —Maya Parker

Ruby Thompson, a a junior at Avalon School in St. Paul, created the illustration on pg. 9 of the print magazine and for Cyberbullying is for cowards online.

“I am an avid reader of graphic novels, webcomics, and plain old comic strips. I try to incorporate art into everything I do. I use watercolor, markers, pens, and a graphics tablet to create the majority of my work. in St. Paul.” —Ruby Thompson

Jesse Garcia, a senior at South High School in Minneapolis, created the cover art for the magazine that is also featured in Congrats on getting in to college! Now send money.

Jesse’s joyful spirit and beaming smile allow him to trudge through the piles of homework for high school and college classes. You can almost always find him carrying his sketchbook through the hallways of South.

Anna LaFavor, a junior at South High, drew ThreeSixty’s first printed comic strip for this issue.

“Ever since I developed the motor skills to hold something that made a mark on a surface, I’ve been drawing. It’s been hard to keep going with my passions at times, but I haven’t given up yet. Much of my inspiration is drawn (ha) from comics like Batman, X-men and the like. Character design and motivation are what drive much of my work, which is why I’m proud to be the artist of ThreeSixty’s first printed comic.” —Anna LaFavor

Rose Hauser, a sophomore at Minneapolis South High School, created the illustration on pg. 28 of the magazine and featured online in Not sure what you want to be? Research can help you decide.

“I attended FAIR (Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource) school for grade school and have participated in many different youth art events. I have always been surrounded by artists within my family, including my older brother.
My paintings and drawings are the only way I feel I can truly express myself and the ideas I have going on in
my head. On almost all my homework you can find doodles and sketches I have done.” —Rose Hauser

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