I’m an Afro Guatemalan-Salvadoran cartoonist based in the Peninsula of the Bay Area. I also identify as a non-binary womxn who uses She/Her/They/Them pronouns. The narratives that are held in my comics are told in autobiographical comics and zines that center the nuances of existing as an Afrodescendiente from the Bay Area. My hope as a cartoonist is to help BIPOC folks give themselves permission to cry or laugh through the language of comics and to see this as a valuable form of storytelling.
My comics are primarily self-published as zines, but you will also find some of my comics in other publications such as The New Yorker: Daily Shouts and The Nib, as well as anthologies like Tales From La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology, Drawing Power (Eisner Nominated), and Be Gay, Do Comics!. My story from The Nib, “I Exist,” was nominated for an Ignatz Award.
Some of my work has been featured in online articles and interviews with CultureStrike, Fierce Mitú (one authored by Alán Pelaez Lopez and another by Stephanie Ginese), Taco Talk with Julio Salgado, Huffington Post, Prime Vice, Colorlines, The Beat, Remezcla, and The Baylies.