The We Belong crowdfunding campaign is one of ten listings included in the inaugural Support Saturdays, Hello Barkada's new roundup published every second Saturday. The monthly list features crowdfunding campaigns, calls to action, mutual aid appeals and memberships, and sponsorship opportunities by artists, writers, and/or art collectives and organizations. Because radical possibilities manifest when we act collectively.
Hello Barkada presents the second annual Collectively, a month-long celebration of artists, writers, and creatives from historically marginalized communities that's hosted throughout September, Hello Barkada's anniversary month. Featuring a series of new content, including a new episode of Allowed on with Lawrence Lindell and a new edition of Hello Barkada Comics contributed by Christina Moreland, and a Hello Barkada pop-up shop on September 30 at the inaugural Chula Vista Art Fest.
Our August 2023 list includes 17 grants for artists in the visual, performing, literary, and craft arts with application deadlines between August 4, 2023 and September 8, 2023, and 13 art grants with rolling deadlines.
Our September 2023 list features 26 grants for artists and creative writers with application deadlines between September 8, 2023 and October 2, 2023, and 13 art grants with rolling deadlines.
Our July 2023 list includes 21 previously unlisted grants for artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts with application deadlines between July 12, 2023 and August 14, 2023.
Many thanks to Pearl Low, Christina Moreland, Elizabeth Ito, and Natasha Kline for participating on the panel "The Short of It: Animation is a Medium" and to Jamila Rowser, Nidhi Chanani, Victoria Ying, Kiara Valdez, Marco Finnegan, and Amanda Meadows for participating on the panel "From Burnout to Brainstorm" presented at Comic-Con International 2023.
Our June 2023 list includes 18 previously unlisted grants for artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts with application deadlines between June 3, 2023 and July 14, 2023.
Oakland-based cartoonist Rina Ayuyang joins us on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT on Instagram Live to talk about fandoms, her new graphic novel The Man in the McIntosh Suit published by Drawn & Quarterly, and her comics art installation Finding Filipino with the San Francisco Arts Commission. Tune in to the conversation by following @HelloBarkada on Instagram.
Each installment of our comics series features a different emerging or established cartoonist. For our second comic of 2023, nonbinary Diné cartoonist, zinester, and librarian Julie Fiveash shares a story about existing abundantly in the face of limited thinking in their comic, "Bad Questions!"
Pacific Arts Movement's 12th SDAFF Spring Showcase took place from Thursday, April 20, through Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the UltraStar Cinemas in Hazard Center/Mission Valley. Over 15 films from Asia and beyond were presented. Here are the five we were most excited to see.
Our April 2023 list includes 16 previously unlisted grants for visual and performing artists, poets, and prose writers with application deadlines between now and May 7, 2023.
In celebration of the prolific Filipina American multidisciplinary artist and the upcoming 30th anniversary of her debut anthology Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction, here are five facts to get to know more about Jessica Hagedorn.
When not hosting panels, we're hoping to visit the tables of such indie artists as Maxi Rodriguez, Karen Alleluia, Genevieve Santos, Dale Ray Deforest, Anthony Fowler, Jr., Jacoby Salcedo, Patrick Ballesteros, Alvin Alvendia, and more. From Artist Alley to the main floor, here are the exhibitors who've so far caught our eye.
Hello Barkada hosted Sandra Equihua, Amanda Meadows, Lea Anderson, Malissa White, Viktor Kerney, John Jennings, Elizabeth Ito, and Reyna Cervantes on panels at WonderCon 2023, the annual spring show and sibling event to Comic-Con International that takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Our March 2023 list includes 20 previously unlisted grants for visual and performing artists, poets, and prose writers with application deadlines between now and April 7, 2023.
How the writer of Nubia: Queen of the Amazons and Marvel's Voices Infinity Comic: The Family Snikt went from clinical lab work to comic book bylines
What does it take for creators to publish stories that excite them while being treated as humans, not machines? Writers and editors Amanda Meadows, Jamila Rowser, and Kiara Valdez share their ideas in episode 7 of our program series Allowed.
Hello Barkada returned to Virtuous Con on Saturday, February 25 at 11 a.m. ET for our panel "Give Us the Punk" with comic artists Bianca Xunise, FeliceY, and Raeghan Buchanan.
The Georgia-based illustrator, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse comic book artist, and musician shares her reverence for her family's history and impact, and reflects on her career in the arts.
Our February 2023 list includes 20 previously unlisted grants for visual and performing artists, poets, and prose writers with application deadlines between now and March 8, 2023.
We're keeping a list of books read and liked in 2023, and updating it often. Books range from frontlist to backlist, prose to graphic novel, middle-grade to adult, and fiction to non-fiction. Follow along!
For our first comic of 2023, Caribbean American comic artist and illustrator FeliceY shares a story about coming of age as a nonbinary person in their comic, "I Just Need a Pad."
Bring out the bouquets! This new collection by cartoonist Barbara Brandon-Croft proves that her pioneering comic strip is as fitting and funny today as it was when it appeared in mainstream syndication from 1991–2005.
Two new product packs—Collectively 2022 Mini and Collectively 2022 Full—are now available, featuring limited works previously only seen at the 2022 San Diego Zine Fest. Proceeds from each support the Hello Barkada Comics Series and Guest Writer Series.
Watch five of our favorite moments from our conversation with award-winning cartoonist Steenz, who joined us on Allowed in April 2022 to discuss their book Heart Takes the Stage.
Inspired by the life of Stephanie "Queenie" St. Clair, this graphic novel by Elizabeth Colomba and Aurélie Lévy and published by Megascope / Abrams ComicArts is a gripping read.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PT, join @HelloBarkada on IG Live as we celebrate and chat with San Diego-based Filipina American illustrator Karen Alleluia on the next episode of Allowed! We'll talk about what it's taken and meant to launch her brand kluia co., what she's learned along the way, and how she balances art making with managing the administrative work of her business.
Learn while you play! Three new activity sheets are now available from the Community page: A word search centered on Black Sun by speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse; a crossword celebrating the artists, writers, and works featured during the first year of Hello Barkada; and a coloring sheet featuring melon bingsoo to remind you to stay cool.
This month's list of art grants, fellowships, and residencies includes 10 opportunities in total, 7 of which are previously unlisted opportunities, with deadlines in September 2022 through October 1, 2022.
Hello Barkada presents the first annual Collectively, a month-long event made up of a series of programs and publications hosted throughout September, Hello Barkada's anniversary month.
The SDCC panel The Ethnogothic: Horror and Conjure in Storytelling examines the renaissance of horror works in Black speculative fiction.
Hello Barkada hosted comics professionals Jamila Rowser, Regine Sawyer, Amy Chu, Amber Padilla, Dr. Shamika A. Mitchell, Deb Aoki, Jessica Tseang, and Laura Neuzeth on panels at Comic-Con International 2022 to consider where comics storytelling can expand and how the industry behind comics creation must change.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. PT, Queer Puerto Rican comics artist, flatter, and colorist Nicky Rodriguez joined us on the fourth episode of Allowed! We talked about her webcomic The Unlucky Ones and The Edge of Nowhere, her artwork for the upcoming picture book Con Papá written by Frederick Luis Aldama, and her original comic "Reminder to Self" for the Hello Barkada Comics series. The playback of our conversation is now available on IGTV.
PLAYBACK AVAILABLE ON INSTAGRAM! In our third episode of Allowed, writer Jamila Rowser and cartoonist Robyn Smith talk about their new graphic novel Wash Day Diaries. Playback of the interview is now available on our Instagram profile (@hellobarkada). A captioned playback for our YouTube channel is forthcoming.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) clarifies that their statement published on May 31 responds to concerns about Moeel's discriminatory remarks published online, including transphobic comments, but does not address allegations of Moeel profiting off Black personhood and culture.
In these five video clips from the premiere episode of Allowed, cartoonist Trinidad Escobar shares what it means for them to create their comics collection Arrive In My Hands.
The animation veteran and former Adventure Time director discusses the storytelling and appeal of her award-winning Netflix show.
In episode 3, special guest Lacey Vorrasi-Banis joined Jonita Davis and Christine Pasalo Norland to discuss the coverage of Disney's Turning Red, how the CinemaBlend review of the movie exposes systemic problems in mainstream entertainment journalism, and how talent and PR teams can help reset the film-review landscape to include more reviewers from historically marginalized communities.
Our free May 2022 Word Search activity centers this moving intergenerational story of family, community, and acceptance. Released in 2002, the film is adapted from the novel Whale Rider by Māori author Witi Ihimaera.
In our second episode of Allowed, award-winning cartoonist Steenz discuss their new comics collection Heart Takes the Stage. Video playback of the interview is now available on our Instagram profile (@hellobarkada) and on our YouTube channel.
The 11th annual mini film festival hosted by the Pacific Arts Movement took place in-person at the UltraStar Mission Valley from Thursday, April 21, 2022 through Thursday, April 28, 2022. Over 15 films were featured from such directors as Kamila Andini (Yuni), Jun Lana (Big Night!), and the late Kinuyo Tanaka.
In Episode 2 of The Call Out, Jonita Davis and Christine Pasalo Norland discussed reviews of the film Fast Color, Harold Perrineau's take on the press about his Epix series From, and EW's release-weekend coverage of Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Each installment of our comics series features a different emerging or established cartoonist. For our second comic strip of 2022, Hab Oh meditates on sitting with, not avoiding, "Solitude."
Captioned playback now available on YouTube! Follow @theblackcapemag and @hellobarkada on Instagram! In this collaborative new livestream series, film critic and Black CAPE Magazine founder Jonita Davis joins Christine Pasalo Norland to call attention to exclusionary film and television critique, examine how they're problematic, and highlight reviewers who are positively reframing dialogue around film and TV projects. Based on Davis' Medium Essay, "Why I Am Calling Out All Colonizer Criticism and What That Means for You."
This month's list of curated art grants, awards, and fellowships includes 16 opportunities with deadlines in March and through April 1, 2022, and 12 opportunities with rolling deadlines.
For the first episode of our new livestream interview series, we welcomed cartoonist Trinidad Escobar to discuss the inspiration and intent of her new comics collection Arrive In My Hands. Playback of the interview is now available on our Instagram profile (@hellobarkada) and on our YouTube channel.
Published by Black Josei Press, Trinidad Escobar's Arrive In My Hands is a collection of Queer erotic comics, poem-comics, and illustrations that surges off the page like desire released from dormancy.
Each installment of our comics series features a different emerging or established cartoonist. For our first comic strip of 2022, Lawrence Lindell illustrates the joy and appeal of reconnecting with a pastime.
Hello Barkada is proud to have participated in the second annual Virtuous Con: Black History Month! We collaborated with an esteemed group of creators and thinkers to contribute three livestream panels to the amazing lineup of virtual programming that took place on Saturday and Sunday, February 12–13, 2022. Stay tuned for new about watching the panel replays!
From now on, we're including a section of fellowships and residencies in addition to grant opportunities! Application deadlines in this list run from February 4, 2022 to March 11, 2022.
New York-based artist, educator, and activist Sharon Lee De La Cruz shares what is gained from being comfortable with tinkering, the draw of small presses, and the appeal of comics storytelling.
Jade Seaberry of DiverseToons hosts Hello Barkada Founder Christine Pasalo Norland for a monthly Instagram Live series about bringing panels to pop culture conventions. Catch the replay of our February Happy Hour Chat, which includes insight on the experience of virtually attending and panelling at Virtuous Con!
Guest writer and film critic Jonita Davis discusses why this film from 2019 is worth several watches now that it's available to stream on Netflix. Codeblack's Fast Color stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Lorraine Toussaint.
A new list of grant opportunities is on deck, featuring 10 11 grants with application deadlines in January through the first week of February 2022, seven grants with open dates in January, and 11 grants that take applications on a rolling basis.
We're wishing you a happy new year with our first micro-press effort: A 16-page zine featuring the first print reproductions of our 2021 comics series as well as original written and illustrated works.
Each installment of our comics series features a different emerging or established cartoonist. In "Changing Love Conversations," our last comic strip of 2021, Breena Nuñez illustrates how one can draw validation and voice from their barkada.
Also known as B.A.D., this free and independently-run platform counters the systemic inequity of the mainstream music industry by helping Black musicians, producers, artists, and creatives find, connect, and work with each other directly.
Get that (grant) money! This month's list includes a dozen grant opportunities with application deadlines in December 2021 and early January 2022, and 10 grants that take applications on a rolling basis.
Each installment of our comics series features a different emerging or established cartoonist. This edition by Navajo disabled creator, illustrator, and digital comic artist Tatum Begay is called "To My Husband."
Native American & Indigenous students, faculty, and staff at San Diego State University hosted a series of events throughout November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month 2021, including a conversation with Tongva writer, illustrator, and comics artist Weshoyot Alvitre.
Get that (grant) money! This month's list includes over 15 grant opportunities with application deadlines in November and early December 2021, and six grants that take applications on a rolling basis. BONUS: We've also added a new database listing on the Resources page!
This month’s founder’s essay reflects on the organization's progress so far, which has been due in large part to the artists who've shared their time, energy, and expertise with Hello Barkada.