October 2021 • Hello Barkada Comics #2

"Family Reunions" by Angel Trazo

Four panel comic strip by Angel Trazo, illustrated in black and white. Panel 1 shows two people holding boba drinks and laughing. Panel 2 shows a light-haired femme person scratching the head of a dark-haired femme person on a bed. Panel 3 shows to femme people facing each other in conversation in a car. Panel 4 shows two people hugging. A black eucalyptus leaf falls across panel 1 to panel 3, from right to left. The comics text flows from panel 1 to panel 4 and says, "No matter how much time passes between us, we pick up the chismis as if we'd never put it down."

© Angel Trazo


Angel Trazo (she/her) is a Filipina American author, illustrator, and PhD student based in Northern California. In 2019, she published the children's book "We Are Inspiring: The Stories of 32 Inspirational Asian American Women." Her scholarship has been published in Amerasia, Intersections: Critical Issues in Education, and ASAP/Journal, and her visual artwork has been featured on PBS and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Trazo received her Bachelor's in Biology and Studio Art from Colgate University and her MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA. She is currently a PhD student in Cultural Studies at UC Davis.

Find @angeltrazo on Instagram, @angeltrazoart on Facebook, and @angel_trazo on Twitter.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many thanks to Trinidad Escobar (@escobarcomics) for recommending Angel for this series!


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