Hailing from Mexico City, Inés Estrada has become a staple in San Antonio’s zine scene because her work — raw and colorful illustrations, stickers, pins, clothing and just about everything else — brings something new to the table.
As the previous editor of Tebeo Tropical, the comics column of VICE Mexico, and a long-time comics illustrator, Estrada is no rookie. She’s a self-taught cartoonist whose work has been published in VICE and The New York Times, along with several other publications, including Fanzinología Mexicana 1985-2015, a compilation of zines and comics from Mexico, which she also helped edit.
- Estrada's latest self-published collection, Impatience
Including Estrada, whose collection is both wide in variety and large in volume, which might be why her table attracts so much attention at events. Her work is rich in color, original in style, authentic in presentation and her illustrations are easily recognizable for their eccentric style and overtly feminist themes.
Recently, Estrada has been traveling through Mexico and South America to promote her latest project, Impatience, a self-published collection of comics that she created between 2012 and earlier this year. During the book tour, she’ll stop in San Antonio for a release party on Oct. 21 at High Five Shop, a store on the St. Mary’s strip that was created to promote a network of local artist, often including pop-culture and SA-centric imagery.
You can check out more of her work at inechi.com and purchase some rad stickers, zines, pins and illustrations on gatosaurio.com.
Release Party for Impatience by Inechi, 5-11 p.m., Oct. 21 at High Five Shop, 806 E. Mistletoe Ave.