For over twenty years, Rafael Navarro has been working as a gun for hire artist in the diverse fields of animation, illustration, and comic books. It has earned him a Daytime Emmy as well as two other Emmy nominations for outstanding special class in an animated program. He is also a recipient of the Xeric Foundation Award.

As a story artist, he specializes in action and adventure, but finds comfort in any genre, whether it's action/adventure, sitcom, cartoony and even surreal. His only purpose is to always tell a good story no matter what medium it is in.

Comic Books have also proven just as colorful a resume. What with projects such as Gumby’s Gang starring Pokey, to Bela Lugosi’s Tales from The Grave as well as the Xeric Award winning cult classic Sonambulo, his lucha libre film noir creation being published in various other languages including Spanish, French and Croatian. His latest book, GUNS A’ BLAZIN’ co-created with writer Mike Wellman, a science fiction western, has now become a revered classic in the world of independent comics.

Clients have included: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Mattel/Technicolor, Comedy Central, and Lego just to name a few.

Show credits include: The Batman, Scooby Doo, Spectacular Spiderman, Rugrats, Mucha Lucha, Lego’s Hero Factory, Tutenstein, Barbie, Xiaolin Showdown, Wacky Races and many more.

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Represented by Natural Talent Inc. (310) 450-4945


Daytime Emmy Award for storyboard artist on TUTENSTEIN Peter O Price
Xeric Award for Sonambulo Comic Book Peter Laird


  • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
  • Photoshop, Bridge, and Adobe Flash
  • Traditional medium and digital
  • 30 years of storytelling experience .