About Christine

and Hello Barkada Creative

Christine Pasalo Norland (she/her) is a storyteller 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 given space or treated with dimension.


As a contributor to Popverse by ReedPop and San Diego Magazine, she profiles artists, creatives, writers, and entrepreneurs 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 current and past clients include Townspeople, Pacific Arts Movement, WinC Magazine, and The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County, 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, and DiverseToons' 2nd Annual Diversity Summit.


Visit Christine's Muck Rack profile for writing samples from Popverse and San Diego Magazine, and her LinkedIn profile to learn more about her professional experience.


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 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 also offers consulting services to artists and writers preparing grant applications or panel pitches/submissions, as well as panel moderator services or volunteer coordination services for virtual or in-person events.

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.

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

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)

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 (NOT PICTURED) WOMEN IN COMICS COLLECTIVE INTERNATIONAL

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

WEBSITE CONTENT & MANAGEMENT

HELLO BARKADACOMIC-CON MUSEUM@HOMETOWNSPEOPLE (NOT PICTURED)

Sample of Hello Barkada email newsletter.

NEWSLETTERS & PRESS RELEASES

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