ZINE SPOTLIGHT: Inked by Liz Mayorga
AUTHOR: Liz Mayorga is a writer / illustrator from Southeast LA. She grew up watching old, Black and White, Mexican films and selling burritos with her family. The films were her inspiration. The tacos and burritos paid for college. She used to work with teenagers, and they taught her what it means to be brave. Their energy and fearlessness inspired her to write and draw for herself, but she ends up creating for them too.
Liz is now an MFA Writing Student at CCA, where she writes both fiction and nonfiction, milks the Illustration department for all they’re worth, and experiences an existential crisis every day. Despite the hard work and many sleepless nights, she is extremely grateful to read, write, and draw. She thanks you for your support.
ZINE DESCRIPTION: “This is my latest work. In this zine, two perspectives braided into a personal essay about my family in rural Mexico’s reaction to my visible tattoo. This zine is hard to summarize because it is rich with cultural observations. I tried to juxtapose two very different perspectives, and at the same time tried to show my own stance on tattoos (and life). I included illustrations to go along with my prose. My drawings give this zine more of a children’s book feel, which balances the tone of my voice.”
WHERE TO BUY INKED: Etsy!
POINT OF AWARENESS: @ChingoZine tweet