comic depicting a woman wearing a surgical mask (for the COVID-19 pandemic) and a protest shirt reading "I can't breath" \ is harassed by a maskless woman who sneers "If you can't breath than take that silly mask off!"

Bianca Xunise. Mask from Six Chix, 2020.

Courtesy of the artist.

Chicago Comics Live Drawing: Bianca Xunise Zine-Making

Artists from Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now work onsite at the MCA while the exhibition is on view, sharing their art and practice live. Watch as the artists create their current projects in real time, projected on a screen in the Commons for visitors to see.


For this event, Bianca Xunise invites you to make a zine with her, or follow along as she makes one. Please bring your own supplies for zine-making, all you’ll need is a few sheets of paper, and whatever you’d like to draw with (no paint or acrylics please.) Due to covid health precautions the MCA is unable to provide these.

About the artist

Bianca Xunise is a cartoonist based out of Chicago, Illinois. Her work primarily focuses on the plight, joy, and daily struggles of young Black outcasts. In 2017 Xunise earned an Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent for her comic Say Her Name, an autobiographical story of police brutality and social justice. Xunise has collaborated with Vogue, The Washington Post, The Nib, and Believer Magazine. Bianca became the second nationally syndicated Black femme and first nonbinary cartoonist when she joined the comic strip Six Chix as their first Black creator in their 20-year run. Her Tuesday strip continues to spark viral sensations all over the world.