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Cartoonist MariNaomi joins us on Thursday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m. PT for our next episode of Allowed! Follow, favorite, and turn on "Goes Live" notifications for @HelloBarkada on Instagram for to join.


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In this livestream programming series, invited artists and writers join Christine Pasalo Norland in conversation, to share aloud the influences and intentions behind their latest works.


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Sponsorship opportunities now available! Email contact[at]hellobarkada.org for more information. Funds earned through sponsorships help Hello Barkada provide freelance opportunities to artists and writers.

EPISODE SYNOPSES

Episode 6MariNaomiOctober 13, 2022, 3:00 p.m. PT

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Bay area-based cartoonist MariNaomi joins us to talk about friendships, memory, and their upcoming collage-comics memoir I Thought You Loved Me (Fieldmouse Press, 2023).


Help Fieldmouse Press publish I Thought You Loved Me when you back the book's CrowdFundr campaign! There are different levels to support the campaign, from buying a digital copy of the memoir ($15), to a physical copy ($30), to buying original artwork from MariNaomi ($300–$800).


MariNaomi (they/them) is an award-winning author, illustrator, and visual artist whose work has appeared in over eighty print publications and website publications. They are the creator behind eight book-length works, and their comics and paintings have appeared in the Smithsonian, the de Young Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, and the Japanese American Museum. They are also the founder and administrator of the Cartoonists of Color Database, the Queer Cartoonists Database, and the Disabled Cartoonists Database.


Learn more about MariNaomi in their Popverse profile, "Centering visibility with MariNaomi's comics and databases", written by Christine Pasalo Norland.

Photo of Filipina American illustrator Karen Alleluia in her art studio. Photo taken by Sage Timog.

Episode 5 • Karen Alleluia • September 27, 2022, 1:00 p.m. PT

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San Diego-based Filipina American artist, illustrator, and character designer Karen Alleluia joined Christine Pasalo Norland to talk about what it's taken and meant to launch kluia co, and share her nonlinear path to becoming a freelance illustrator and online business owner. From Karen's lowest point of experiencing homelessness to the high of fulfilling the Kickstarter campaign for Fish the plushie, making art is a source of comfort, confidence, and connection. And now, with careful and constant thoughtfulness, a livelihood.


PHOTOGRAPH BY SAGE TIMOG.

Profile photo of Puerto Rican comic artist Nicky Rodriguez.

Episode 4 • Nicky Rodriguez • July 13, 2022

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Queer Puerto Rican comic artist, flatter, and colorist Nicky Rodriguez talks about her illustrations and colors for the upcoming picture book Con Papá written by Frederick Luis Aldama, her webcomics series The Unlucky Ones and the Edge of Nowhere, what she reflected on to create her original comic "Reminder to Self" for the Hello Barkada Comics series, and how she practices taking care of herself. Con Papá releases in August 2022 and is currently available for pre-order.

Photo of Afro Latinx writer Jamila Rowser and Jamaican cartoonist Robyn Smith, laughing at the camera.

Episode 3 • Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith • June 8, 2022

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Friends and collaborators Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith talk about their new graphic novel Wash Day Diaries! Published by Chronicle Books, the book features a collection of stories centered on the friendship between four Black women and femmes, beginning with a colorized version of "Wash Day," the one-shot that launched Rowser's and Smith's friendship and Rowser's Black Josei Press.

Photo of Black nonbinary cartoonist Steenz.

Episode 2 • Steenz! • April 29, 2022

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Friendships, character building, and fandom: Cartoonist Steenz gives us a sneak peak into their new comics collection Heart Takes the Stage and discusses the ways they continue to infuse their style and perspective into the "Heart of the City" comic strip.

Photo of Filipinx American Queer cartoonist Trinidad Escobar.

Episode 1 • Trinidad Escobar • March 10, 2022

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Nipa huts, mermaids, and the gothic: Cartoonist Trinidad Escobar discusses her new Queer erotica comics collection Arrive In My Hands, published by Black Josei Press.

Sponsorship opportunities now available! Email contact[at]hellobarkada.org for more information. Funds earned through sponsorships help Hello Barkada provide freelance opportunities to artists and writers.


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