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!

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.

Uri-Eichen Opening (and Valentine’s Day Party)

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All images from the Valentine’s Day opening of Our Fashion Year and Other Projects at Uri-Eichen by Christopher Urias.

 

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In print! Big, on the wall! Actually all also available right here for purchase!

 

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Ha ha this is our good friend Maya and her good friend whose name we forgot.

 

 

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Music was by this amazing young woman Kara Jackson. She’s really talented.

 

 

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Fran Syass takes a little break.

 

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Actual Ladydrawers: Lindsey Smith to the left, Anne Elizabeth Moore in the crazy Valentine’s Day dress and Fran Syass in Valentine’s Day … pants. Sorry we didn’t take pictures of the cookies, brownies, candies, or cupcakes. They were amazing! But all basically brown (chocolate) so you can try to imagine them if you want.

Finnish Stats: Kaisa Leka

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Kaisa Leka did some research into the prizes awarded Finnish comics artists in the last four decades. She writes:

I hate it when comics have to be explained, but here’s a translation and explanation I wrote on Facebook:

Translation: One hat in the drawing represents six “Puupäähattu” comics prizes awarded to a Finnish artist during the years 1972-2013. (Except the topmost male hat, which represents five prizes, making the total six awards to female artists and 35 to male.)

Explanation to non-Finnish readers: The prize is named after a famous classic comics character who wore a similar hat, and the person who gets the prize also receives a very nice felted hat in the same style.

You can see more of Leka’s work at her website, in the blog she keeps with her partner Christopher here, or read about her more (in English) in this interview.