This is some work in progress from my master’s thesis for the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts. What you’re reading is a snippet of a larger project that will turn into my first graphic memoir titled, “Morena”. This is based on the first time I traveled to El Salvador to find answers about my Salvadoran heritage after years of distancing myself from this part of my identity due to myths created by the U.S. media and among others outside of the Salvadoran community.
Half and Half: One
A little compilation between two zine projects Being Half Guatemalan and Being Half Salvi that are combined into one series titled Half and Half. This collection of autobio comic strips gives you a sneak peek into my life as an Afrolatinx person within the Central American isthmus in the Bay Area.
From Here To There
From There to Here is a comic strip series where I talk about my reactions to different experiences affecting Central Americans within current events based in the United States.
Spiritual And Different Issue 1
This mini-comic addresses some complicated feelings with the Christian church as a queer person of color. However, I do draw inspiration from certain historical figures and moments in the Christian religion that remind me that it’s ok to have a complex relationship with the religion you were raised in.
A mini-comic inspired by the things that make me proud to be a half-Guatemalan unicorn. You can purchase a copy of this comic through my Etsy store.
Happy Pride 2018
24 Hour Comic (2018)
These are the things that conspired within 24 hours during 24 Hour Comic Book Day.
Dear Sentida Issue 1
An ongoing series about Bi (aka Bianca) who is discovering a little bit of themselves in the City of Oakland. They’re trying to understand their own gender while breaking out of their shell on the dating scene. You can purchase a copy of the first issue through my Etsy store.
La Matriarca (Excerpt)
This is a snippet from a scene where we walk through a moment with my younger self looking through family photos; and then eventually transition into a flashback to when I first met my grandmother from El Salvador.
Visions From The Inside
This comic was a commissioned by CultureStrike and in collaboration with Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement, End Family Detention, Families for Freedom, and NWDC Resistance in 2016. I received a letter of a young woman migrant woman who was held in a detention at Karnes County “Correctional” Center; she expressed the hope she had with entering into the United States but immediately felt the lack of humanity after being held captive and processed by ICE.