Dave Ortega is a cartoonist based in Somerville, MA. In 2016, he was invited to create an interactive educational comics project in collaboration with the Art Lab at the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston. His comics have been featured at the Small Press Expo, Comic Arts Brooklyn, New York Art Book Fair, Latino Comics Expo, Grand Comics Expo, Brooklyn Zine Fest, and more. “Dias de Consuelo” is his series about his 103-year old grandmother and her early life in Mexico. The latest issue will debut at SOL-CON this September. His alter ego is as Programming Coordinator at his local public access station and community media center.