Each week, host Gabriel Barcia-Colombo speaks with a new artist, curator, technologist, AI, collector, innovator, about the ever-changing relationship between art and tech.
Afro Guatemalan-Salvadoran cartoonist, Breena Nuñez joins Dorothy Santos in a discussion about comics, graphics novels, and queerness through a multicultural lens. Breena dives into the back story of some of her comics, her experiences growing up as Afrolatinx and how the seemingly unconnected threads of her childhood converged to weave her into the cartoonist she is today.
Nagual - animal guardian
Comics mentioned in this episode:
Trinidad Escobar, http://www.trinidadescobar.com/
Avy Jetter, http://nuthingoodat4.com/
Julie Fiveash, https://jooliefiveash.tumblr.com/tagged/jooliecomix
-About Breena Nuñez-
Breena is an Afro Guatemalan-Salvadoran cartoonist based in Oakland, CA by way of San Bruno and South San Francisco. Breena also identifies as a non-binary womxn who uses She/Her/They/Them pronouns.
She is currently pursuing an MFA in Comics at California College of the Arts. Breena's drawings and writings focus on Afrolatinx diaspora, Central American experiences, queer people of color, and socially awkward animal people. Her comics are primarily self-published as zines, and are accessible at zine fests, small press expos and through her online Etsy shop.
Breena's 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.
Learn more at https://www.breenache.com/
Follow her @breenache