The success of the movies "Black Panther" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has a lot of people talking about diversity in the comics industry. And, in the Bay Area, Oakland cartoonist and educator Breena Nuñez Peralta explores narratives rarely touched on in mainstream cartoons.
She draws about the experiences of the Afro-Latinx diaspora and queer people of color. Her art is inspired by her own sense of not “fitting in.”
You can catch Breena and more Bay Area illustrators at the San Mateo County Libraries Peninsula Comics Arts Fest happening throughout February.