She is a queer little tumbleweed that rolled back into the warm embrace of Los Angeles.
After spending many years as a spoken word artist, Taneka’s focus shifted to comics—a medium full of collaboration and imagination.
Credit (Photo taken by): Tojo Andrianarivo
Taneka has edited a few award-winning comics anthologies including the 2015 Lambda Literary award-winning Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology.
Along with the 2017 Ignatz winner for Outstanding Anthology, 2018 Silver Medalist at the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the 2018 Eisner winner for Best Anthology ELEMENTS: Fire A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color!.
Taneka has managed this all while continuing to and create the webcomics Casual Hex, Love Circuits as well as the Eisner-nominated webcomic, Déjà Brew.
That work has now evolved into animation where you will see Taneka’s writing credits on Steven Universe Future and Craig of the Creek.
Taneka is currently working on Killer Looks & KINGMAKER! with Camila Fortuna and Crossed Stars with Ria Martinez.