About Christine

and Hello Barkada Creative

Christine Pasalo Norland (she/her) is a storyteller from California. She was born in the Bay on Ohlone lands, raised in Los Angeles on Tongva lands, and adults in San Diego on 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 San Diego Magazine under "Christine Pasalo," she profiles artists, creatives, writers, and entrepreneurs from 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.

To learn more about Christine's professional background, please visit her LinkedIn profile.

Hello Barkada is her first independent venture.


Hello Barkada offers creative services on a commission basis to artists and writers, educators, 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 or your organization.

Please reach out to contact[at]hellobarkada.org for further information, including rates and availability (sliding scale rates following The Green Bottle framework are available for eligible individuals and organizations).

Filipina American surrealist Mary Jhun reviewing a painting from the exhibit. In top right corner: Black text on top of a transparent tan triangle and says, "Mary Jhun's Obsession." Hello Barkada's round HB logo on bottom left corner.


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.



Screenshot of Christine Pasalo Norland, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Bianca Xunise, and Steenz on a purple background. Lavender text reads, "Replay now available! Celebrating Jackie Ormes with Barbara Brandon-Croft, Bianca Xunise, and Steenz." Logos of Women in Comics Collective International and Hello Barkada on perimeter.


Sample of Hello Barkada email newsletter.



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