My First Zine and It's About a Break-up by Mario Villanueva
Mario Villanueva’s “My First Zine” is Mapache Bear Press's inaugural publication. This limited edition zine was created as an outlet to express feelings towards a recent break-up. The author and illustrator attempst to negotiate memory, loss, and love in an autobiographical chronology of a recent break-up.
My name is Mario Villanueva and this is my first zine. I graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Studio Art on December 2015. I’ve been an Austin resident for about a year now and I like to consider myself a pretty skillful person. I’m a photographer, painter, graphic designer, social media content creator, and social entrepreneur. Being a gay Mexican-born resident (soon to be citizen) has its ups and downs, but for the most part it’s something I like to take inspiration from when making art and this zine is one of them.