April Window Artist-In-Residence Bianca Xunise!

Calling all punk city rats! Check out these amazing banners in our window by our April artist-in-residence, Chicago-based cartoonist Bianca Xunise! We could not love them more! Bianca will be here to celebrate the release of their book Punk Rock Karaoke on Saturday, April 27th at 3:30pm when they’ll be in in conversation by director, producer and author Jessica Hopper and on Independent Bookstore Day nonetheless!

Bianca Xunise’s work primarily focuses on the plight, joy, and daily struggles of misfits within the black community. In 2017 Xunise earned an Ignatz for Promising New Talent for their comic Say Her Name, an autobiographical story of police brutality and social justice. In 2020 Xunise earned their second Ignatz for their contribution to Be Gay, Do Comics published by IDW. Xunise has collaborated with Vogue, The Washington Post, The Nib, and Believer Magazine. They are also a contributor to the book How We Fight Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance along with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tarana Burk, and Harry Belafonte. Bianca became the first nationally syndicated non-binary cartoonist when they joined the comic strip Six Chix in 2020 as their first black creator. More info at https://linktr.ee/biancaxunise

Poster for event by Casoline Cash.