2016-11-11-21-30-40A seven-year, three-continent project has finally come to a close, and we at Ladydrawers HQ just wanted to say thanks! With your support we put out—and survived touring with—a massively complex work of comics journalism that tracks the pernicious influence of the garment industry across international borders and into the streets and bedrooms of women around the world. (Standout sex-workers rights site Tits & Sass named it to a list of the year’s Best Investigative Reporting on Sex Work, and says it “connects all the threads of industrial and imperialist abuses, and presents a seamless and ugly portrait of an imperialism that never died, only changing to better fit the times—an imperialism which is still at the heart of so many exploitations and abuses worldwide.” Read the whole thoughtful conversation here.)

A heartfelt thank you for giving a difficult project life!

How To Draw Comics

(image copyright Sheika Lugtu 2015)

(image copyright Sheika Lugtu 2015)

Announcing! How To Draw Comics The Ladydrawers Way is now available for a special pre-order price here! You will also be able to pick it up at our June 4 event at Women & Children First, or June 6 & 7 at CAKE!

What’s in it? Good question! We’ve got contributions from Janelle Asselin, Nicole Boyett, Terri Kapsalis, Franny Howes, Mardou, Melissa Mendes, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Ray Swanson, Sheika Lugtu, and Esther Pearl Watson. Positively, absolutely, 100% guaranteed to teach you how to draw comics The Ladydrawers way!*

*Just kidding! We only guarantee cat jokes.

New Ridiculous Stickers

That’s right, someone made the mistake of giving us a grant, and we’ve been working with the awesome folks over at VG Kids to turn half those dollars into SERIOUS STUFF (details TK) and the other half into PURE SILLINESS (see below).


The latest merch is a 3″ x 3″ clear vinyl sticker with a skull and crossbones tabby with ink pens*. Unfortunately, in order to receive it, you will have to designate CAT STICKER when you order your book or T. Otherwise you might get a MISOGYNY STICKER and no one wants to accidentally receive reminders about misogyny!!! We already know about it!!!

These stickers will only be available with another item or at one of the bazillions of events we will be at this spring and summer, details TK, like we said above, we swear, we’ve just got a lot of stuff on our plate right now.

*Recent reports from medical examiners seem to indicate that tabbies, for whatever reason, are the most likely of all domestic felines to begin chowing on you after your death.

F*&K FAST FASHION Ts are Here!


Our US union-made T’s finally arrived and we are pretty much dying with excitement about them.  Now, for a limited time, in hot-pink text, you can have

F*&K FAST FASHION: This US union-made shirt brought to you by The Ladydrawers

emblazoned across an area slightly above your privates, in M or L, muscle T or regular sleevey T options, FOREVER as long as you never take the shirt off or cover it up with another shirt (not recommended). Order here!

We’re also holding a giveaway on our Twitter feed now, for a Ladies L Muscle T in exchange for the best drawing tweeted to us of a cat swearing about fast fashion. Tweet your image to @TheLadydrawers to enter!


Minimum Wage Mug

MWMWe’re doing a new thing at Ladydrawers HQ, which is generate occasional stuff with our stuff on it. We’re planning a t-shirt line, but obviously we have quite a bit of research and investigation into sweat-free and union-made claims to get done before we can make them. We’re also planning a string of worker-owned strip clubs. Just kidding. We don’t have time for that. (But if *you* do it, let us know what kind of merch you want us to make to support you. We’ll split the profits!)

Why are we doing this? Well, we’re hoping to add a whole new spate of unpaid work to our upcoming year. But to do that, we’ll need to find a way to pay our folks anyway. Think of it as the Slow Crowd-Funding Movement. Or, since you basically get the perks right away, a Fast Crowd-Funding Movement. Or just Capitalism.

Which brings us to our Minimum Wage Mug. It is available in two sizes, 11 and 15 oz. It is drawn by the delightful Delia Jean, occasional food-service worker and comics creator, and a member of The Ladydrawers Comics Collective. Unlike many mugs, this mug is polemical in nature. It espouses a viewpoint that seeks to ensure the economic viability of food-service workers, a largely feminine workforce. Like many mugs, you can also drink coffee out of it. Or other things. Whatever you want.

It’s not a cheap mug—the small one’s $18.95 and the big one’s $21.20—but the manager of your restaurant probably needs to restock mugs anyway. The back’s on the left and the front’s on the right. Unless you’re left-handed. Then, the opposite.