JHOCA

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An inspired fan and her passion for fiction

Jhoanne's creative career is a journey of visual storytelling — stories that seek to share, learn, and grow, as she believes stories are how people communicate. Her childhood as a Filipino immigrant in the U.S. taught her the power of language, visual and verbal, through the adventures of cartoons, movies, comics, and games, to connect with those around her.

She created the alias "Jhoca" by combining the first syllables of her name (Jhoanne Castro), and with this alias, she engages in fiction. Her love for the world of fiction manifests itself into passion for the arts, giving her the opportunity to further develop her skills in illustration, video editing, writing, and multimedia storytelling, through the recreation of her favorite characters and borrowing from the worlds in which they live. This passion motivates her to reimagine characters in new scenarios and worlds, where her creativity knows no bounds. In the future, Jhoanne hopes to create new fictional worlds where others can feel attached and invested, to feel inspired by her work and learn from her stories.