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Dr. E.C.-Dukes is a writer from Chaparral, New Mexico. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Journalism and Chicano Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts.
Dr. Dukes and her husband artist Ronnie Dukes create graphic novels for DUKEScomics, an international small press and studio based in New Mexico. E.C. is the author of two graphic novels “Daizee & the DUKES of Chuco: Chuco- Juárez World Rally” and “A.W.O.L.: Cruz Ochoa” available in multiple languages depicting a future U.S. southwest and a technological borderland culture.
The main characters illustrate challenges BIPOC sheros in the STEM and military fields might face. E.C. also creates graphic medicine, comics used in medical education and patient care, for health professionals and researchers.
She is also a teaching artist at the EPMA Museum Art School where she co-leads comics story and art workshops with Ronnie Dukes. To learn more about their work in comics and graphic novels, visit DUKEScomics.com.