VOLKSMODE book launch at das weisse haus!

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The Ladydrawers book launch at das weisse haus, supported by Departure: Anne Elizabeth Moore gave a brief introduction to Our Fashion Year to set up her look at Austria’s mens’ fashion.

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The crowd for the talk, some of whom came after the short radio spot on Ö1, yay!Volksmode_11_bw

Our panel included Stephan Hilpold, Hermann Fankhauser, and VOLKSMODE artist Simon Häussle, moderated by Brigitte Felderer.Volksmode_13_bw

Das weisse haus had redecorated the salon area, and did it up with some flowers for the event.
Volksmode_14_bwHilpold (feft), Felderer (center), and Fankhauser (right) discussing Austrian mens’ fashion.

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VOLKSMODE preview: Johann Perzi

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In honor of our second celebrational event in a row — and because some of you can’t make it to town tonight — we’ve made you another VOLKSMODE preview image, this one from the strip that opens our book, a long chat with the tailor Johann Perzi. (Please keep in mind that the colors will change quite a bit in the final.)

You can (and should—it’s going fast!) order the book here. Here is some information on the Vienna Art Week launch in German and in English.

And if you are in Chicago, we’ll see you tonight at DANKhaus!

Preorder VOLKSMODE 2014!

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Friends! We are pleased to show off the cover of our first international investigative print book, VOLKSMODE, created in conjunction with das weisse haus in Vienna, Austria. You can also preorder it (for $7 USD!) from Pressing Concern Books.

Here’s the official description: A 24-page, two-color comics journalism collection of oral histories from Vienna’s faded fashion industry, VOLKSMODE is a new addition to Our Fashion Year, the exploration of international women’s labor that ran monthly on Truthout. Unraveling the threads that weave together fast fashion and human trafficking, Our Fashion Year asks why and how the flow of capital particularly disadvantages women, throughout the world. In Austria, we were interested in asking this question of men, in a country neither currently known as a garment producer nor a fashion capital, but which is nonetheless subject to the same global forces as workers in Phnom Penh and models in New York City.

The limited-edition book debuts at Vienna Art Week in mid-November.

VOLKSMODE preview: Conchita Wurst

You may know that we’ve been working on a book this summer in Chicago and in Vienna, and we’re now working hard to make sure it’s out before the end of the year. (It will launch at Vienna Art Week at the end of November so, um, it better be out before the end of the year!) We’ll post order information for Volksmode soon, but in the mean time, here’s a preview from “Connie, Urban Planner,” by Anne Elizabeth Moore, drawn by Delia Jean.

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ZONED for sale on Etsy!

ZONED, from “Our Fashion Year” by Melissa Mendes and Anne Elizabeth Moore

Sadly, the Uri-Eichen show comes down at the end of the week, but unsadly, that means our most popular strip ever is available in print for shipping. From Melissa Mendes and Anne Elizabeth Moore for the Truthout Ladydrawers series “Our Fashion Year,” this strip on Foreign-Trade Zones somehow caught the imaginations of thousands of readers, many of whom weren’t aware of these  denationalized spaces where the “donuts” get made (and some of whom didn’t believe us when the strip came out). You can read it in entirety here, or support what we do by buying the two big 20″ x 40″ gicleé prints here.