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"Know Oneself" by Christina Moreland

December 31, 2023

Artist, indie animator, and graphic designer Christina Moreland shares a message about staying true to yourself when pursuing the outcomes you want for yourself and your communities. 

Black and white illustration of an anthromorphic bunny dressed in a t-shirt, blazer, pants, and sneakers, with the arms crossed as they're affronted by four ignorant questions about being Native.

"Bad Questions!" by Julie Fiveash

April 19, 2023

Nonbinary Diné cartoonist, zinester, and librarian Julie Fiveash shares a story about existing abundantly in the face of limited thinking.

Panel 2 of the black and white comic by FeliceY, featuring the narrator saying, "I need a pad."

"I Just Need a Pad" by FeliceY

January 27, 2023

Caribbean American comic artist and illustrator FeliceY shares a story about coming of age as a nonbinary person.

Excerpt of black and white comic "Reminder to Self" by Nicky Rodriguez, featuring a femme-presenting person speaking about pain.

"Reminder to Self" by Nicky Rodriguez

July 15, 2022

Queer Puerto Rican comic artist, flatter, and colorist Nicky Rodriguez tackles reclaiming agency while dealing with chronic pain.

Panel one from the comic "Solitude" by Hab Oh for Hello Barkada Comics.

"Solitude" by Hab Oh

April 8, 2022

Multidisciplinary artist Hab Oh meditates on sitting with, not avoiding, stillness and solitude.

Black and white illustration of the first panel of the comic, which features a male-presenting person with glasses wearing a Laneha House t-shirt.

"Inner Child" by Lawrence Lindell

February 11, 2022

Multidisciplinary artist Lawrence Lindell illustrates the joy and draw of reconnecting with a pastime.

A brown hand holding up the black and white zine in front of a leafy green hedge. The cover of the zine features falling leaves and the title, "isang mahal."

January 5, 2022

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 illustrated works by founder Christine Pasalo Norland!

Black and white illustration of a femme person surrounded by empty speech bubbles while chopping ingredients on a cutting board.

"Changing Love Languages" by Breena Nuñez 

December 17, 2021 

Comics artist, zinester, and educator Breena Nuñez illustrates how one can draw validation and voice from their barkada.

Black and white illustration of a man kneeling at the beside of a woman, bringing her a glass of water.

"To My Husband" by Tatum Begay

November 30, 2021 

Navajo disabled creator, illustrator, and digital comic artist Tatum Begay reflects on the person who reminds her daily that she is more than her illness.

Black and white illustration of a femme person with light hair scratching the head of a femme person with dark hair.

"Family Reunions" by Angel Trazo

October 23, 2021 

Filipina American illustrator and author Angel Trazo shares a story about reunions. 

Black and white illustration of a man washing a young woman's hair as she sits covered in a bubbly bath.

"Family" by Maxi Rodriguez

September 26, 2021 

We're excited to introduce our comic strip series! Each installment will feature a different emerging or established cartoonist. In this first story, Latina body-positivity cartoonist Maxi Rodriguez of KasutoProductions shares her perspective on the idea of family. 

Each cartoonist is commissioned to contribute a comic to this series. Help us open the opportunity to more emerging and established comic artists in 2024! Please consider contributing $10 or more to our crowdfund today.

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