Tabler Spotlight: Khaleel

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Where are you coming from?

New York, NY

Tell me a little about yourself.

I am a Detroit born and raised artist who moved to New York City in 2016. Since moving to NYC I decided to center the narratives of black and brown LGBT folks. My hobbies are photography and playing video games!

Tell me a little about your zines and/or other self-published works.

I make mostly coloring books and zines. My Natural Hair Coloring Book shows the diversity and celebrates the beauty of natural black hair. My Tarot Card Coloring Book has 14 images of my interpretation of the occult tarot with queer and trans people of color. My zine, All That There Is, centers my personal experience with mental health with images and poetry.

Why do you love zines and/or self-publishing, and what is your history with them?

I love zines and self publishing because it gives folks a creative way to express themselves.

Are you planning on bringing anything new to the fest?

I am bringing my newest work Trans In Panels, which focuses on some of my experiences as a trans person (in comic form).

Where can we find you online?

My work can be found on tumblr under thisnumberisinvalid, instagram under @khaleelartt, and facebook under Art by Khaleel.

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