About the artist Cheyne Gallarde

cheyne gallarde is the queer artist who combines drag queens and comic books!


About Me

Hi my name is Cheyne (pronounced "shane") Gallarde and I'm an award-winning artist & illustrator from Hawaii.

I've been a huge fan of Drag Race since the first season, and I've been making art of the queens since season 6. I've always been a fan of vintage comics, so I decided to combine my love of the queens with the vintage/retro look of comic books and thus my unique blend of comics and queens was born!

When I'm not drawing comics, I’m binge-watching reality TV, playing video games or reading comics.


  • 2010 - Speaker, Re-Think Hawaii

  • 2012 - Pele Award Winner, Rainbow Film Festival Key Visuals

  • 2013 - Speaker, PechaKucha, Honolulu Academy of Art Click to watch!

  • 2014 - Art Installation, Spalding House Contemporary Art Museum

  • 2015 - Speaker, TEDx Talk “The Power of Nostalgia” click to watch!

  • 2015 - Illustrator, “Ordinary Ohana”, written by Lee Cataluna

  • 2016 - Set & Costume Design, “Ordinary Ohana”, Honolulu Theatre for Youth

  • 2018 - Contributing Artist Installation, “Also Here”, Arts at Marks

  • 2019 - Art Installation, “Comic Book Queeroes”, STRUT San Francisco