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 in their comic, "I Just Need a Pad."

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.

Help extend this opportunity to more emerging and established artists from historically marginalized communities in 2023 by becoming a Barkada Backer! Please contribute at least $4 to our crowdfund today.*

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