Chicago Comics Live Drawing: Bianca Xunise Zine-Making

Free With Admission

Featured images

Bianca Xunise. “Mask” from Six Chix, 2020
Courtesy of the artist


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-19 health precautions, the MCA is unable to provide supplies.

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.


Out of respect for the artists’ health, time, and working process, we ask that guests maintain a safe distance and do not bring anything to sign. The artists may choose to answer questions or interact, or may choose to focus on working.