Maria Nguyen, artist of BLOOD LIKE GARNETS and EVE OF EXTINCTION for TKO Studios, is an illustrator. She is currently residing in a city just outside of Toronto with two cats. She enjoys gardening, the color hot pink, horror manga, pop music and listening to interviews with rappers. Her illustrations for Reveal News' Instagram post for an investigative article about exploiting human labour were among the submitted materials that earned her a spot as a Pulitzer finalist in 2017. She is also a staff illustrator for the Global Press Accuracy Network.