Name: McKenna

Birthday: May 27

Blood Type: O+

Activities: Yoga, running, weightlifting

Favorite Color: Forest green & Indigo blue

Favorite Flower: English Rose



Favorite Food: Indian / Japanese

Currently Learning:

Narrative, sequential art (comics) /Meditation

Current Obsession:
Ancient Egyptian history/ Ice cream/Cooking


McKenna Marvin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she studied astronomy and physics in Santa Monica.  She decided to make a life change and move to Japan at the age of twenty, attending college at Temple University in Tokyo. 


McKenna used oil painting to express a new side of herself she hadn’t known before. Art became the most valuable form expression now given to her. After seven years of living and thriving in Japan, she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest. Here the forests, nature, and the new friendships she's makes inspire her work.  

With a solid background in the fundamentals of traditional 2D media, McKenna hopes of one day of creating a captivating narrative with her imagery and is now focused on learning how to write and draw her own comic book to share the stories that are brewing in her mind. 

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Formal Education

Temple University Japan Campus

Class of 2013

Shows & Exhibitions

Rose City Comic Con  Portland, OR, September 2019

“Mediation” Tokyo, Japan October 2017 

“Untitled” Edogawabashi, Japan March 2013, NIW Gallery 


August 2019 - Semi-Finalist MarktD/ NIKE collaboration competition

October 2017 - Temple University Alumni Gallery Artist

Spring 2012 - Temple Annual Scholastic Achievement scholarship 

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McKenna Marvin

Artist and Illustrator

All works are copyrighted by McKenna Marvin, all rights reserved. 

Not to be used without explicit permission.