Executive Director and Lead Instructor
Alonso graduated from the School of Visual Arts majoring in Comic Illustration. A third generation San Diegan, he has always had a passion for the comic artform in all its various styles, genres, and purposes. He is an active comic professional, an advocate for the comic medium, and an original founder of Little Fish Comic Book Studio.
Serena attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts and is currently pursuing a comic arts career while she attends Miramar college. When she isn’t drawing, she’s writing, and when she isn’t writing, she’s reading ridiculous amounts of fiction (comics and otherwise). During her time at Little Fish, Serena discovered a love of teaching and hopes to continue as an arts teacher and comic creator into the foreseeable future.
Instructor of Digital Arts
Mario Torres Jr
Instructor of Illustration
Mario is an illustrator and cartoonist from New Mexico. As a kid and teen, he grew up on Heavy Metal magazine, JTHM, Dragonball, and fiction novels. His comic diet typically consists of independent/underground creators and prefers traditional mediums. Mario loves reading zines, DC Vertigo, Fantagraphics, and anything he sees as strange or artful. He also enjoys role playing games and books of all kinds.
Nikita is a webcomic artist (pen name “Shard”) from San Diego. She tends to dabble in a little bit of everything, from traditional to digital mediums, and from illustration to pixel art. She draws inspiration from all manner of Western and Eastern sources, and has a particular fondness for Squirrel Girl and One Piece.
Ceri Langell (Stromberg)
Born and raised in New Jersey, Ceri currently resides in San Diego. Her favorite mediums are digital, watercolor, animation, and acrylic. She loves the outdoors, her dogs, robots (big, small, and pilotable), wings, outer space, animation (American and Japanese), fashion, “bad ass” characters, and futuristic styles. When it comes to her own artistic work, she endeavors to incorporate color, texture, and expression.
TJ has had a long-time love affair with comics. Over the years, he has gone from simple comic fan, to comic retailer, to comic historian. In 2015, TJ had a hand in putting together local IDW Publishing’s San Diego Comic Art Gallery and retail space, of which he then went on to manage both for 3 years. Now, he has taken on the role of comic educator here at Little Fish, focusing on the art of script writing and storytelling.