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Zine Fest Houston - 11/17/18

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Houston, I was so happy to be part of this reading and discussion panel at Zine Fest Houston 2018.

Thanks Reyes for inviting me to be a part of “Latinx Zinesters in Texas: A Reading and Discussion Featuring Reyes Ramirez, Claudia Delfina Cardona, Yeiry Guevara, and moderated by S Rodriguez.”

I sold copies of my zines and tiny zines at the event as well.

 

Event Details

Saturday, November 17, 2018

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Panel & Reading

Lawndale Arts Center

4912 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

Free for all ages

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Thank you Moe + Maria for the pics!

The Savior - 1 Year Anniversary Reflections

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1 Year Anniversary Release of
"The Savior" 

Reflection on launching a zine, growth as an artist and community building.

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A year ago, my first zine "The Savior" was released into the world. I didn't even know I made a zine or that anyone would want to read my words. I'm forever grateful to those who were involved in the conception of it: My Tio and Dad who wanted to read my work, my sister and friends Suzy and Lizzie who encouraged me to put it on the internet, Zaira of Central American Art & Beauty who shared it with the Central American community. Of course, my eternal gratitude to everyone who has received a copy and embraced it with open arms.

In the last 12 months, my humble words stapled together on copy paper has grown into a new life I would have never imagined. I blossomed into an artist and found strength in my voice. I discovered the power of representation. I found my community of POC creatives and Central Americans. I was nourished by the warm reception, encouragement and support of my community. 

But the work that I do is not just for me. In the last year of sharing my work, I have connected with so many people with similar struggles, histories and all with the same hunger. It's an oddly soothing feeling to be isolated for so long and then to finally meet others who have a similar heartache and heavy soul. I never had a sense of community before but now, we're finding each other to heal with art. 

There is so much healing to be done since our diaspora community of Central American families, refugees and many other vulnerable populations are being attacked everyday. As we're trying to heal, we're constantly slammed against the wall, ripped apart and told our lives mean nothing. How to process nightmare situations on top of an eternal heartache for your people and fragmented history? How do we find survival in the immorality and dehumanization of it all? What value is left when even children are targets?  

I don't have the answer to any of it and I can't begin to process the hell landscape our people are experiencing at the moment. In the disenfranchising waves of it all, it's easy to drown. The hard part is to push forward, that our existence is resistance. As art has taught me, know that you're not alone with these feels. Here's a long list of organizations who are fighting back. Follow LatinaRebels for curated news articles. #CentralAmericanTwitter offers food pics and solidarity.

Yes, the news is draining. Yes, it feels like it's hard to breathe some days. Even more reason to do what you can when you can. No se me agüite con todo esto. Even though we as a community have been through centuries of abuse, we are resilient and together, can move volcanoes. Thank you all for the support y juntos venceremos cualquier pesadilla para seguir adelante.

L.A. Zine Fest - 5/27/18

L.A. Zine Fest took place on May 27, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Poster designed by  Rich  of  Originals Por Vida .

L.A. Zine Fest took place on May 27, 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Poster designed by Rich of Originals Por Vida.

Vending at LAZF 2018

Vending at LAZF 2018

For the first time ever, I took my art to the West Coast. I was a proud vendor at the 7th Annual L.A. Zine Fest on May 27, 2018. It was a dream come true to share my work with the L.A. community. I met some of my favorite creators from around the country such as St. Sucia, Breena Nuñez Peralta, Frijolera Press, Brown and Proud Press who also vended at the festival. Check out the exhibitor list here. Plus, I gave a workshop on the creative process behind my zine "Vos Cipota" during the festival.

Big List of Thank You's:

  • LAZF organizers for believing in my work and letting me part of this monumental event
  • Everyone who stopped by my table and supported the festival
  • Workshop attendees: it was a joy to chat with you and share insights
  • My sister and Suzy for their eternal support

About The Event:

This year's Fest will feature 200 zinesters, writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, and more—selling, trading and sharing their work, and celebrating self-publishing and DIY culture in the community. Free admission!

A small slice of the large scale festival

A small slice of the large scale festival

Sunday, May 27, 2018
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Conference Center at the Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

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Festival Website


Shoutout to the GOAT @SheaSerrano for the boost of confidence & support! 


"The Savior" Reactions

Guevara, Yeiry - Savior Happy

Reader Reviews

Collection of reader responses to the zine titled "The Savior".

In the summer of 2017, I published my first zine titled "The Savior" and quietly released it to the world. I am now very proud to announce that "The Savior" has shipped to over 100 copies in 6 countries. Here is a collection of Twitter reactions from the wonderful readers who shared their experience with it. Thank you for all the support, especially #CentralAmericanTwitter. To learn about the zine's origin story and my creative work, listen to my interview with Sobremesa Podcast