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 forthcoming 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.