Mercado (b. Mexico D.F 1987) is a self-taught visual artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Development and Management at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNAM. Since 2008, he has focused on promoting and disseminating the production of self-managed and independent publications. He is a co-founder of the festival of fanzines and self-edited publications Zin Friends. He is also the author of the graphic book, Route 23 (Ediciones Acapulco, 2013). His work has been published in several comic and illustration anthologies in Mexico and abroad. He has participated in various group exhibitions in galleries such as Guru, Vertigo and Bikini Wax. Currently, he is working at inSite/ Casa Gallina in the Saberes (knowledge) platform.