About Christine

and Hello Barkada Creative

Christine Pasalo Norland (she/her) is a storyteller and award-recognized community organizer from California. She was born in the Bay on unceded Ohlone lands, raised in Los Angeles on unceded Tongva lands, and adults in San Diego on unceded Kumeyaay lands. A daughter of immigrants, her roots extend to the Ilocos region of the so-called Philippines, by way of the Province of Pangasinan.


Christine's work prioritizes people whose identities and experiences aren't typically centered or treated with dimension. In recognition of her work to help cultivate an inclusive arts community, she received a Kinnard Award in 2022 from the indie comics press Laneha House.


As the editor of Hello Barkada, and a contributing writer to Popverse by ReedPop and San Diego Magazine, she profiles and interviews artists, writers, and creatives from historically marginalized communities.


Before founding Hello Barkada, she coordinated volunteers as well as produced events, programs, and social media and website content for Comic-Con International and the Comic-Con Museum.


Christine's clients include Townspeople, Pacific Arts Movement, The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, and WinC Magazine, and she volunteers with United AAPI Artists. She has moderated and appeared on panels for Women in Comics Collective International (of which she is also a member), and at Virtuous Con: Black History Month 2022, Comic-Con International 2022, and DiverseToons' 2nd Annual Diversity Summit.


Visit the Hello Barkada Stories page and Christine's Contributing Writer page on Popverse for her most recent writing samples, and her LinkedIn profile to learn more about her professional experience in operations.


Hello Barkada is her first independent venture.

LET'S COLLABORATE!

Hello Barkada offers creative services on a contract basis to educators, micro and small press publishers, small business owners who are from historically marginalized communities, arts organizations and institutions, libraries, and nonprofits that support underserved communities. Scroll through for examples of the ways Hello Barkada can be of help to you and/or your organization.

Christine is also available to moderate panels and roundtables, to interview creators, to coordinate volunteers for virtual or in-person events (e.g. San Diego Asian Film Festival), and to support artists and writers preparing grant applications or convention/festival panel pitches.

Please reach out to contact[at]hellobarkada.org for further information, including rates on a sliding scale (i.e., pay according to your means) and availability. A portion of income earned creates freelance opportunities for artists and writers to contribute to Hello Barkada, and supports Hello Barkada's operations.

Thumbnails of social media content created by Christine Pasalo Norland for United AAPI Artists, Comic-Con International, Women In Comics Collective International, Comic-Con Museum, Townspeople, and Hello Barkada.

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATION & CREATION

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UNITED AAPI ARISTS COMIC-CONHELLO BARKADA COMIC-CON MUSEUMTOWNSPEOPLE WOMEN IN COMICS COLLECTIVE INTERNATIONAL (NOT PICTURED)

Screenshots of the Hello Barkada homepage and a Comic-Con Museum @ Home webpage, on a brown background

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT & CONTENT

HELLO BARKADACOMIC-CON MUSEUM@HOMETOWNSPEOPLE (NOT PICTURED) • EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (NOT PICTURED)

Sample of Hello Barkada email newsletter.

NEWSLETTERS & PRESS RELEASES

HELLO BARKADATOWNSPEOPLE (NOT PICTURED) • EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY (NOT PICTURED)

PROGRAM COORDINATION & MODERATION

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CELEBRATING JACKIE ORMESTHE CALL OUT THE ART OF STORYBOARDING ALLOWED WE NEED THE PUNK • COMIC-CON MUSEUM POP CULTURE BINGO • COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2022 (NOT PICTURED)DIVERSETOONS' 2ND ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT (NOT PICTURED)

Samples of an activity workbook and blank comic layout pages developed for the Comic-Con Museum, a coloring sheet for Hello Barkada, and a directional handout for Comic-Con International.

EVENT COLLATERAL,

HANDOUTS, & WORKSHEETS

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COMIC-CON MUSEUM FUN BOOKSCOMIC-CON TALENT INFO SHEET • COMIC-CON MUSEUM PANELS WORKSHEETSHELLO BARKADA ACTIVITY SHEETS

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