Hi I'm Eliamaria Madrid Crawford, Elia for short. I’ve been drawing, coloring, and creating from a young age and was encouraged to harness my creativity and do what made me happy. I started drawing box-figure doodles as my primary go-to in high school and eventually started, what-was, my Elia in a Box Webcomic then. I also had the privilege of drawing comics for my high school newspaper, the Campus Corral.
I went to college where I majored in Theatre. I had a love for performing comedy as well as designing and painting sets. While in college, I drew comics for the university newspaper, The Shorthorn, and started doing custom & freelance work. Upon graduating with my Theatre degree, I realized I loved where my comics and illustrations were going and I took off from there.
Now I have the fun of going to cons with art, streaming and making videos online, and just having fun illustrating. I currently reside in Dallas, Texas with my husband Jonathan, and cat, Lucius Meowlfoy.