Panel at NWU’s Center for the Writing Arts

We’ll be chatting sex and gender empowerment in comics at Northwestern University in a few weeks, so mark your calendars now:

6 p, 20 May, 2015
Northwestern University’s Center for the Writing Arts
Annie May Swift Hall, Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium, 1st floor
1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

All our books and stuff will be available for sale in addition to our free nuggets of wisdom, on top of which: a mass of Ladydrawers only get together in the same room really about once a year? So it’s a little bit of a historic event. Don’t miss it.

Survey / Umfrage / Uuring / Sondaggio / Tutkimus

Beloved Readers,

We’ve recently partnered with the FEMSKT collective in Finland, as well as a handful of independent media and comics creators and activists from several pockets around the globe, to create the first-ever global survey on money, race, gender, and economics in comics.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever your involvement in comics, we would most sincerely appreciate your input on this intensive process. We’ve aimed to make the survey as painless as possible, although we must acknowledge that gaining a thorough perspective on this unregulated, unmonitored, and largely unstudied industry cannot be done haphazardly. We hope this survey will take most folks no more than 15 minutes of their time, but appreciate your thorough and complete efforts to describe your experiences.

We’ve so far translated the survey into Finnish, Latvian, Spanish, and English. We currently plan to allow the survey to stay live until June 1; at that point we will determine the best course of action for each translation. (We hope for a minimum of 100 respondents per language.)

We are seeking translators to complete our survey translations into French, German, Estonian, Swedish, Italian, Lithuanian, and Russian; we would be particularly happy to hear from folks that could provide Arabic, Mandarin, Indonesian, Japanese, Turkish, and Ukrainian translations as well. That said, if you see a need and can provide translations into any other languages, and are willing to help us translate responses later, please get in touch.

We couldn’t be more excited about this new project, and look forward to your insights.

SEASON FOUR on Truthout!

LDs4_SBRoots+Migrations_PREVIEWWe’re thrilled to announce that our long-running (in digital media at least!) comics journalism series for Truthout will return with a Fourth Exciting Season focusing on food production, racial justice, and public health.

This year we did something new and fun: we asked readers to choose the topic for the series and name their favorite artists working in that area. Look for our first strip with Sarah Becan (preview image above!) here on March 10!

(And feel free to provide more great suggestions in the comments!)


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!