Welcome! My name is Lila Quintero Weaver and this is my official site. I am a graphic memoirist, illustrator, and children’s author. Thank you for your interest in my work. Here’s a quick introduction to my books:

  • Heralded by Book Riot in its “100 Must-Read Graphic Memoirs,” Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White is an illustrated account of my family’s early years as Argentine immigrants in Alabama. (The University of Alabama Press, 2012)  Learn more here.
  • Cuarto oscuro: Recuerdos en blanco y negro is the Spanish edition of Darkroom. For interior views, see this page.
  • My Year in the Middle is my novel for kids, featuring a 12-year-old Latina character who runs into trouble at her newly integrated school. (Candlewick Press, 2018) To learn more, please visit this page.


At Vanderbilt University, I sat for an interview on the influence books have had on my life.