Women don’t read comics, and other false beliefs

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The FEMSKT crew and Anne Elizabeth Moore (representing The Ladydrawers) gave a talk at Naisasialiitto Unioni after research residency at Villa Salin called, “Women don’t read comics and other false beliefs.” It was written up, comics-style, by the delightful Hanna-Piritan, more from whom can be seen here.

Read the full version (in Finnish) here. There’s a peeing man in it, so.

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!

Propeller Fund / Best in Show

The Ladydrawers are extremely honored to be recipients of a 2014 Propeller Fund Award, an innovative re-granting program established by the good folks at Threewalls in conjunction with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The annual grant goes to collaboratives that operate partially out of Chicago, and is intended to aid the continuation of work that falls through the cracks of other funding guidelines. We’re just thrilled to be able to be listed alongside contemporaries at The Chicago Torture Justice Memorial, the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, Monsters & Dust, Lucky Pierre, CAKE, the Prison-Neighborhood Arts Project, and the many many individuals we love here in Chicago doing amazing, thoughtful, engaged work connecting social justice issues to creative activities.

Thursday please come celebrate with us at Mana Contemporary, 2233 S. Throop Street.

And don’t stop celebrating on Friday, when we’re excited to announce that Delia Jean’s work with Anne Elizabeth Moore on VOLKSMODE 2014 has won Best in Show in the Lincoln Square Art Walk. We’ll be at the exhibition at DANK Haus from 6 to 9 pm, partying like we win awards like this every day. Which, technically, for these two days in a row, we do :)

Ladydrawers: Our Fashion Year (the talkumentary)

Anne Elizabeth Moore’s talk on comics, gender, culture, and labor on August 7 at Gallery 400 will air in a documentary on CAN-TV in Chicago at the following dates and times:

Sunday, August 31st, 10:30 AM, Channel 21
Tuesday, September 2nd, 8:00 AM, Channel 19
Wednesday, September 3rd, 12:00 PM, Channel 21

But you can also watch it from the comfort of your own laptop! Right here on this very website! Enjoy!