14 minutes | Dec 18th 2020

Breena Nuñez on Zines and Feeling Seen as an Afro-Latinx Comic Artist

Breena Nuñez is an Afro Guatemalan-Salvadoran cartoonist who grew up on the Bay Area's peninsula. Now she lives in the East Bay.

Nuñez's illustrations cover everything from commentaries about electoral politics to autobiographical comics about gender, sexuality and race.

African ancestry in Central America is a through-line in Nuñez's work. Sometimes she explicitly brings it up in the captions, other times she subtly alludes to it through hairstyles or a character's skin tone.

Earlier this year, Nuñez and her partner Lawrence Lindell co-founded Laneha House, a small press where they publish their work and the work of The BAYlies collective. And just this month, the two got married.

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