Narciso Espiritu

Adjunct Faculty
BFA, Illustration. New Jersey City University.

View some of Narciso Espiritu‘s work

Comics are an exploration of space and time and emotions, but they put the reader in the driver’s seat. That’s a wonderful thing.

Narciso specializes in comics and can often be found studying storytelling techniques in the medium. He understands there are many ways to approach a story, and they’re all good and unique and valid because they exist.


Professional Experience

Narciso has made images and designs for editorial, advertising, toy/apparel production, comics, and album/poster art for a few bands. (It’s fine.) His work is described as energetic, colorful, and “menacing” (by a British publication that he can no longer remember the name of).

Together with fellow creatives, Narciso started an art/literature mag called Instigatorzine. It started as a 24-page black-and-white photocopied zine and ended as a 64-page, CMYK-printed magazine with over 100 subscribers locally and globally. It began as a vehicle to publish his own work, but he eventually became charged with art direction and marketing. He has produced and collaborated on several zines since then.

Narciso is Filipino-American— born in Jersey City, NJ, across the river from New York City. He likes pets, riding bicycles, cooking, games, D&D, and making bread. Narciso moved to Detroit in early 2020, two months before pandemic lockdown. That’s the story so far.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

Select clients: The Atlantic; NPR; In These Times; Science Friday; BUST Magazine; Capstone Publishing; Art House Productions; Black Wail; Go! Robo, Go!

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