You can now own the bilingual collection of the first year of my Baina Colonial comic, which focuses on Afrolatinas experiences and invisibility in LatinAmerican media. Available for purchase at shopzahirakelly.com. See more about Baina Colonial at Zahira.co/Bainacolonial.
Ahora puedes obtener la coleccion bilingue de el primer año de la serie de mis caricaturas Baina Colonial, la cual se enfoca en las experiencias de Afrolatinas y su invisibilizacion en los medios LatinoAmericanos. Disponsible en venta en shopzahirakelly.com. Puede ver mas sobre Baina Colonial en Zahira.co/Bainacolonial.
This February 14 I have been invited to do a reading at KGB bar along with other advice columnists. The topic is decolonizing love and you can send us questions beforehand for a Q & A session at the link above.
I will be in Brooklyn, NYC at this art show debuting new work that is a bit different from what I usually do in that I used live models. Excited to share it with you! Many thanks to Las Odiosas for putting this together and including me. This flyer may look familiar. *glances at my website header*
After tons of fucking arguments with people who don’t get that I can’t fear losing what I never had, I just put it in comic form. You can “not all people of color were left in the dust” about this but the fact remains, the ACA left the most vulnerable uninsured too.
I have my amazing patrons at patreon.com/bad_dominicana to thank for allowing me enough sustenance to focus on creating more last year. It’s really improved my life and art and I am eternally grateful to all of you for the support. I was curious to see what I did throughout the year as I was busy cranking stuff out and not really minding how much. Turns out I did alot more than I thought. I compiled most of the visual stuff I created in this post. Most! This is not any of the writing, only a sliver of the shop merchandise, and there are more unfinished pieces, private commissioned pieces from my day job and freelancing, and artwork from projects and collabs that are going to be released later this year. *phew* It was a laborious, productive year. Here’s to 2017 taking us to new heights.
After much deliberation and pussyfooting, this last August I opened up my own proper online shop, just to try it. For the last couple years I had been selling random stuff from RedBubble and was really frustrated with their layout and terrible pricing and wondering if it was worth the money to have my own standalone online store. And while my initial shop was featured in Paper Magfor my handcrafted foodie 3d nail art sets, I was hesitant to stock anything else. I am an artist, yes, but I have been very shy about showing people what I create for most my life. Background: Only in my late 20’s did I finally post something online (a black cheesecake pin-up) and whaddya know, my art career started picking up.
Welcome to my new site. It is all minesss. My last one was tumblr hosted. I feel fresh, clean and Profeshunul. Pfft Yeah right. New mediums, same person. I have been on so many platforms. The one thing that remains the same is that its me on them. Last year was rough and called for different strategy. So here I’m is.
I plan to write longer form joints, publish older pieces, and post on what I’ve done, am doing and will do in the future.