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Comic: Tamarind Candy Mistake

A tale of eighth grade trauma centered on everyone's favorite sour-sweet snack

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Words and art by Ashley Topacio

Ashley Topacio is a mixed race multidisciplinary artist. Her comics explore the absurdity and grit of ordinary life and relationships, memoir and imagined. An accomplished fine artist and book author, Ashley focuses on themes of growth, life-death-life cycles of nature and creativity, and really good food. Created exclusively for JoySauce in an ongoing and highly personal series reflecting her experiences as a mixed race woman, she offers us an illustrated version of a memory that may feel as familiar to you as it does to us. 

Published on August 2, 2022

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Words and art by Ashley Topacio

Ashley Topacio is a mixed race multidisciplinary artist. Her comics explore the absurdity and grit of ordinary life and relationships, memoir and imagined, through a diasporic lens.