Breena Nuñez

The zines that I create are tend to be autobiographical because I want to share my personal experiences of being a Central American weirdo. I will be sharing a recently self-published comic and an illustration zine that talks about identity politics and using positive affirmations to uplift the different kinds of Central American femmes and women I have encountered with.

City:Oakland
  • Political/Social
  • Cultural
  • Illustration
  • Comics

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What are your current zines about?

My zines are mostly depicting my personal experience about embracing my Central American culture while uplifting the beauty of Central American womxn and queers.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Photocopying

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Folded
  • Stapled

When did you start making zines ... and why?

I started making zines in 2013 with my homegirl Brenda Montaño who empowered me to use my graphic design knowledge towards creating accessible artwork for our people.

How do you create your zine content?

Lately I use cartooning and illustration to create the content because I feel more connected to traditional mediums as a cartoonist and an inker.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

I feel that it empowers people of all ages to realize that they are very capable of creating a book of their own. I believe zines in fact give each creator complete autonomy over what they write or illustrate, and the people are always going to want to support narratives that reflect that of their own.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

I enjoy being with other folks who are basking int he spirit of sharing art, information, and literature through these easy-to-carry books. It is also how I fell in love with my partner and how I got to travel to different parts of the U.S.