Comics/Zines

2018 

Zine: "Mixed Part 3: Where Do I Belong?"

This zine is one part of a semi-autobiographical experimental series of comics about the complexities of biracial, womxn and queer identity in the Latinx and Asian-American communities.




Mixed Part 3 Animation from Jesse Ruiz on Vimeo.

This animation explores the cultural significance of colors and was inspired by a Gloria E. AnzaldĂșa piece. It was adapted from a zine created by Jesse Ruiz, Mixed, which is a semi-autobiographical zine about the complexities of biracial, womxn and queer identity in the Latinx and Asian-American communities.

Other Comics

In 2014, during graduate school, I took a basic comic making course with Lynda Barry. I slowly started making my own comics afterwards. Eventually, I started a regular practice and then was awarded a grant to make my first zine, Mixed, by NALAC. These comics below are examples of my comic work as it developed over a few years.

"Don't Throw Rocks", 7-17-2017, Pen on paper, 8.5" x 11" (21.6 cm x 30 cm) 
"Never Soft", 01-10-2017, Ink on Paper, 10" x 7" ( 25.4 cm x 17.8 cm)

"The Parking Lot 1", 01-05-2017, Pen on Paper, 7" x 10" (17.8 cm x 25.4 cm)
"Satisfaction", 01-17-2017, Pen on paper,  7" x 10" (17.8 cm x 25.4 cm)

"Cog-nize, 12-19-2016, Pen on paper,  7" x 10" (17.8 cm x 25.4 cm)

"Small Talk", 08-19-2016, Pen on Paper,  12" x 9" (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm)