Bianca Xunise

Bianca Xunise


Bianca Xunise is an illustrator and cartoonist based out of Chicago, Illinois. Her work primarily focuses on the plight and daily struggles of a young black feminist weirdo in modern society. Her story-telling has the tender and relatable slice of life gaze featured in her monthly column at Shondaland. Her writing is also capable of a more complex nuanced driven narrative of mental health awareness or police brutality that have garnered her an Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Bianca’s has been featured by a diverse group of clients including Vogue, Ford, Essence, NYLON, The Washington Post, The BBC, and The Nib.

She is 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 continues to be highlighted as a special guest for organizations like Small Press Expo, CAKE Chicago, The Society of Illustrators, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and has done live readings for Meanwhile, Chicago Zine Fest and at the historic Bluestockings Bookstore in New York’s Lower East Side.

In her downtime she also enjoys collaborating with Riot Fest and creating comics with some of her favorite bands including Blondie and Bauhaus. Fans of her writings continue rave at her “honesty” and “whimsy” that overall create powerful stories. When she’s not doodling away Bianca is usually somewhere dreaming of the mothman, while listening to The Damned.