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Lucy Anaya is an aspiring journalist, currently working toward her Masters’ Degree in New Arts Journalism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Emily Barta is a lingerie designer working in Chicago, IL. She specializes in one of a kind sets & pieces. With vintage origins, Emily’s style ranges from minimal to ornamental. The materials used in the creation of the garments have been collected or acquired over time. She uses deconstructed garments as well as materials repurposed from other sources such as table cloths, belts, curtains, & vintage jewelry. Her background is in fiber & material studies, printmaking, and fashion. Website: http://www.i-m.co/emilybarta/emilybarta/ Email: email@example.com
Ramsey Beyer grew up on a farm in Michigan before escaping to city life in Baltimore, MD, where she received a BFA in experimental animation. She currently lives in Philadelphia, PA. Ramsey and her sidekick, Rover, live in a row house with some roommates in a very organized living space. She drinks too much coffee, works as a nanny, and loves to keep her hands busy with all sorts of projects. Ramsey spends her time gardening, riding her bike all over Philly, taking Rover for long walks, and spending way too many hours at a time working on comics in coffeeshops. She likes receiving random messages. Website: www.everydaypants.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Bell is an artoonist, living in Rogers Park/Edgewater. As a self-taught artist, she has cultivated invaluable knowledge from a diversity of sources and people. The most liberating experience, in her mind, has been letting go of preconceptions of who is an “artist” and allowing the freedom to simply express her thoughts and observations through simple, ordinary methods.
Named for the storm that thwarted their entrance into the world, Blizzard Babies are Taylor Kelley on guitar and vocals, Meghann Fae Mossell on bass and vocals, Pamela Joy Buschbacher on electric ukelele and vocals, and Liz Albertson on drums. Inspired by girl groups and riot grrrl in equal measure, and loosely resembling the Frumpies, Blizzard Babies make songs about youthful exuberance, ancient Rome, street harassment, and their cashier jobs.
Nicole Boyett is a comics and fiber artist prone to screen printing, research and crazed collaboration. She is currently based in the Pacific Northwest and holds a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jacinta Bunnell is an artist, activist, educator and coloring book maker. JB has toured the U.S. and Canada with The Sparkle Kids Action Network, The Gadabout Film Fest, Neko Case, Dave End, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Julie Novak, and Michael Truckpile. JB is the author of three coloring books: Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be…and Girls Are Not Chicks. JB is a co-founder of Hudson Valley B.R.A.W.L. (Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League), a fancily-clad arm wrestling league for ladies.
Writer and creator Maria Burnham is a bisexual author currently living with her two Boston Terriers in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a hairstylist, a chef, a photographer, a traveler, a reader, a self-proclaimed “hostess with the most-est”, a bike rider, a nerd, a sister, and a friend. If you ever meet her in real life, she loves it when you say she is cuter than her comic persona (and for goodness’ sake, DON’T ask her why her eyes are always squinting or closed-that’s just how she smiles).
Susie Cagle is a graphic journalist who has written and drawn for the Atlantic, Guardian UK, Alternet, American Prospect, Truthout, Campus Progress, the Awl, the Hairpin, the Rumpus, Cartoon Movement, McSweeney’s, 7×7, the Bay Citizen, and many other fine publications. Her work has been featured on BoingBoing, Jezebel, Feministing, the Huffington Post and others.
Ali Cantarella is a comics illustrator and ballpoint pen enthusiast living in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. When she’s not working on artwork, Ali enjoys creating food as colorful as it is tasty, biking around her beautiful city, and leaving half-drank cups of tea on various surfaces around her apartment. She has a totally cutesy full length graphic novel, “The Hasty Pastry” debuting in print this fall, and can be found on the web at www.TheWetStain.com!
Robyn Chapman is the proprietor of Paper Rocket Minicomics. She is also a cartoonist and an educator. Her cartooning workshops have brought her to classrooms at the School of Visual Arts, the New School, Wellesley College, and the University of Iowa. She spent five years at The Center for Cartoon Studies, initially as their first fellow and later as their program coordinator and a faculty member. During her time at CCS she earned her MFA, having previously earned her BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently an assistant editor at Graphic Universe, the graphic novel imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. She recently wrote a book called Drawing Comics Lab.
Danielle Chenette is an artist who lives and works in Chicago, IL. Heavily influenced by Tao philosophy and Cosmology, Chenette’s work confronts the concepts of mortality, isolation, and humanity’s relationship to nature through simplistic comics and animations. She works primarily with pencil, brush, and ink.
Faith Choi was born in New Jersey in 1991 and is currently working towards a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Chicago.
Delivered from the hot arid Arizona desert, Morgan Claire (who more prominently responds to her pseudonym Carmilla Dirt) now lives and works in Chicago, Illinois as an artist, curator, sex worker, writer and stylist. Morgan has dedicated her life to exposing, exploring and enveloping herself in the absurd, the obscure and most especially in transgressive eroticism. In 2011 she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BA in Visual and Critical Studies with an emphasis in Art History, defending her provocative thesis in the spring. Her studies have focused primarily on sexual submission, rape fantasies, fetishism and S&M in literature, art and culture; which have been enlightened by her life experiences. She asks questions of moral relativity and “true” feminisms. Morgan is also an illustrator, painter and makeup artist, fascinated with magical transformations. Drawing from her love of kitsch, rasquachismo, baroque and experiences in museum studies in in the UK and female history studies, Morgan curated and hosted her first art show, Hysteria! Visualizing Female Anxiety and has hosted and coordinated the reoccurring events Drink n Draw, a Dr. Sketchy’s inspired drunken figure drawing class and Musette, a female artist social. In addition to hosting events whenever possible, Morgan created the female artist collective and creative force Disorderly Conversion in 2013.
Tyler Cohen is addicted to actual books and paper in a time when we are moving into the digital, and finds it highly ironic that she reads a lot of science fiction. She was born in the summer of love. As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, she created her own program of interdisciplinary study in gender and sexuality, combining anthropology, literature, and visual art. She made mini-comics in the ’90s and ’00s, including such titles as “Tattooed Women” and “Possum, #1-7;” contributed to comics anthologies True Porn and Penny Dreadful Travel Guide to the Bay Area; and had illustrations in Moxie Magazine and On Our Backs. In 2004, she earned her MFA in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts, and, shortly thereafter, had her first solo show of Primazon drawings. She gave birth to her daughter in 2005, the first Primahood book in Oct. 2011, and Primahood: the Second Album in May 2012. She lives in San Francisco and works as a freelance artist and designer. Website: http://www.primazonia.com/ Email: email@example.com
Coty Colson is a student in the Visual Critical Studies Department at SAIC, and doesn’t remember how that happened or why since all he wanted out of life was to be valedictorian of his high school graduating class . . . and a world renowned concert organist . . . and a lawyer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace Corbin lives and works in Boston where she is pursuing a BFA in painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Website: http://candacecorbin.tumblr.com/ Email: email@example.com
Alex Dahm is an artist based in Chicago.
Krystal DiFronzo is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and co-editor of Xerox Candy Bar. Her publications include EchoLocation and Suck It Up. When she’s not drawing comics, she’s weaving, making gross quilts and felt sculptures. Wants to live in a Fleischer Brothers cartoon and to be your valentine. Website: http://krystaldifronzo.wordpress.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christa Donner is a visual artist who uses a variety of media to explore human bodily experience. Her work is exhibited internationally and includes comics projects for Bust, Tin House, the Chicago Reader, and Grace Comics Showcase. More of Christa’s work can be found at www.christadonner.com. For occasional updates on Christa’s latest projects, sign up for her fanpage on facebook or drop her a line at email@example.com.
Sara Drake is a cartoonist and maze-maker who currently resides on the Internet. Her work is displayed in official and not-so-official places. She likes short walks on the beach and candlelit geodesic domes, and she hates jerks. She is the author of the self-published comic, “Small Advices,” and the former editor of Xerox Candy Bar. Visit her blog by clicking here. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emil Emanata is a Chicago-based artist and holds a Masters degree from the School of the Art Institute. She is currently working on her first graphic novel, which will be titled Monsters Are My Favorite Things By Karen Reyes.
May Summer Farnsworth co-founded Riot Grrrl Press and co-edited the zine MARIKA with Erika Reinstein in the early 1990s. Recently, she published an article about the legacy of Riot Grrrl Press, “We ARE the Revolution” (co-authored with Kevin Dunn in 2012) in Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She currently teaches courses on Latin American feminist literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.
Melissa Gira Grant is a writer and independent journalist. Her work has taken her from peep shows to street protests, and has appeared in Glamour, the Guardian, Reason, TheNation.com, Wired.com, and Jezebel, among others. She’s a contributing editor to Jacobin, and the author of Playing the Whore (Verso Books, forthcoming 2013).
Julia Gootzeit is a comics enthusiast from Saint Louis Missouri. She is currently a MFA candidate at UNC Chapel Hill and enjoys bikes, tea, and reading about different kinds of animals. Website: http://juliagootzeit.carbonmade.com/ Email: email@example.com
Pat Guizzetti is an artist and educator living in Chicago. She usually works with sculptural forms, so creating comics is a great way for her to stretch her skills and change her pace. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Hall is an award-winning cartoonist and the creator of Glamazonia, True Travel Tales, and Hard To Swallow, as well as contributions to publications such as the Houghton Miflin Best American Comics 2006, Book of Boy Trouble, and the S.F. Bay Guardian. He recently compiled and edited No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics for Fantagraphics Books. He teaches cartooning at the California College of the Arts, and is on the board of Prism Comics, a non-profit supporting LGBT comics. Website: www.justinhallcomics.com Email: email@example.com
Clay Harris is an artist and teacher living in Silver Spring, Maryland. He takes care of his mom and teaches cartooning on weekends.
Gretchen Hasse wrote stories before she ever picked up a pencil to draw, and since then her work has been narrative, even when she doesn’t necessarily intend it to be. Her mind and creative work are populated with characters inspired by friends, students, relatives, and people she meets only briefly.
Delia Jean is a Chicago-born cartoonist and storyteller. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the creator of the comics series Station in Life. Find out more at www.deliajean.com.
Lyra Hill is a filmmaker, comics artist, performer, and organizer living in Chicago. She is a member of Trubble Club, the collaborative comics collective, and the founder and organizer of Brain Frame, the performative comix reading series. Lyra is interested in the unconscious drives, questionable humor, and the avant-garde.
Karla Hewitt-Blackie is 24, lives in Toronto, attended the Ontario College of Art and Design for Integrated Media. Email: Karla_h_blackie@yahoo.ca
Franny Howes is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Writing at Virginia Tech, and is the creator of the comicOh Shit, I’m in Grad School! She has been publishing comics in print and on the web since 2008. Franny is currently working on her dissertation, tentatively titled From Inclusion to Transformation: Decolonial Feminist Comics Methodology (With Handy Illustrations).
Sarah Jaffe is an independent journalist covering labor, social and economic justice, and politics for The Atlantic, The Guardian, In These Times, Truthout, and many other publications. She is the co-host of Belabored, a labor podcast hosted by Dissent magazine, and a frequent guest on other TV and radio programs. She lives in Brooklyn with a rescue dog and too many books.
Caitlin Jefko is pursuing a career in making pretty, funny, disgusting, weird creations for all to enjoy. caitlin.jefko.com
Elliot Junkyard survived a childhood in the suburbs of New Jersey with the help of a steady diet of Muppets, Peanuts comics, and Saturday morning cartoons. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 with, as his friends put it, “a degree in yarn.” His ongoing project is The Adventures of Vampire Kitty and Space Bat, which combines a love of the absurd, pop culture references, and cats in space.
Francis Kang is a multidisciplinary artist in Chicago. He is currently working on a documentary film and will be interviewing artists and participants in the exhibition as part of his film, which looks at gender, race, and class in cultural production.
Sarabhi Kanga is a writer and comics artist who loves Batman, grammar, and the smell of paper. She completed a bachelors degree in engineering but rectified that mistake by deciding to study New Arts Journalism at SAIC. She is from India but currently resides in Chicago. She loves making comics and her favorite medium to work in is watercolor. She was always an avid debater and very interested in Model UN, so political discourse is a great interest of hers, as is science. She hopes to one day combine writing and comics into a profession for herself.
Terri Kapsalis is the author of Jane Addams’ Travel Medicine Kit, The Hysterical Alphabet, and Public Privates: Performing Gynecology from Both Ends of the Speculum. She is a health educator at Chicago Women’s Health Center, a founding member of Theater Oobleck, and the chair of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Nia King is a queer mixed-race art activist from Boston who is proud to call Oakland home. She is the creator of the zine Angry Black-White Girl, the film The Craigslist Chronicles, and the podcast We Want the Airwaves: QPOC Artists on the Rise. You can learn more about her work at artactivistnia.com.
Lucy Knisley is an illustrator, comics artist, and author. Her first published book, French Milk, is a journal about living and eating in Paris with her mother, available from Touchstone Publishing, August 2008. Website: http://www.lucyknisley.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aidan Koch is an artist currently working out of Portland, OR. Her first graphic novella, The Whale was released in October 2010. She is currently scheming up new books, playing music non-stop, and setting forth for wild adventures. www.aidankoch.com
Abraham Lampert is an artist and comics creator in Chicago currently pursuing a BFA at the School of the Art Intitute.
Viẹt Lê was born in Sài Gòn, Viẹt Nam in 1976. Lê received his M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, where he has also taught Studio Art and Visual Culture courses. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship at Academia Sinica, Taipei. He is an Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts in the Visual & Critical Studies Graduate Program and the Visual Studies Program. Lê’s artwork has been exhibited internationally at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Cape Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA; H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand;1a Space, Hong Kong; among other venues. In 2009, he was a Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalist. Lê has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, William Joiner Center, Fine Arts Work Center, Center for Khmer Studies, and PEN Center USA.
Jamie Davida Lee is a cartoonist, sculptural illustrator, and lady person from Poughkeepsie, New York. A student of the Art Institute of Chicago and Ladydrawer, she enjoys making tiny things, drawing, and smelling old books in the corner of her burrow. Miss Lee currently lives and studies in Chicago, Il.
Ever Mainard is a Chicago comic. Her joke “Here’s Your Rape” went viral and has been featured on many esteemed websites including Jezebel.com. Ever is one of Chicago’s Most Influential Women in Comedy (Gaper’sBlock) and one of Chicago’s best acts to catch (Chicago Magazine, Chicago Redeye.) Ever is a cast member at Chicago Underground Comedy and cohost of the Shit Show.
Born and raised in the lush and alien Pacific Northwest, Kira Mardikes graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She now lives and works in New Orleans on comic books, selling postcards, and on multifarious drawing and storytelling related activities. She is always interested in collaborating and exchange. Website: http://secretcomix.com/ Email: http://secretcomix.com/
Mardou grew up in Manchester, England but now lives in St Louis MO, with her cartoonist husband, Ted May and their young daughter. She’s been making mini-comics for 10 years and her next book will begin a serialization of a graphic novel called ‘The Sky in Stereo’. See more of her work at www.mardoucomics.com.
MariNaomi is the Los Angeles-based creator of the graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) and the self-published Estrus Comics (est. 1998). Visit her website at marinaomi.com.
Nicole Marroquin is an interdisciplinary artist and assistant professor of Art Education at SAIC.
Carolina Mayorga’s work addresses issues of social and political content. As a Colombian-born and naturalized American citizen, she uses her insider/outsider view of American culture to reveal realities associated to her Latino background. She also uses her own image as a cultural stereotype, which often results in satirical performance art pieces, unsettling videos, and playful interactive installations. The artist lives and works in Washington, DC.
Katie McVay’s inability to be anything other than the tiny firecracker she is has resulted in a quick rise to the top of the Chicago stand-up scene. After only about 18 months of leaving audiences gobsmacked with her unique brand of being extremely comfortable in her own discomfort, Katie was asked to join the elite stand-up cast at Chicago Underground Comedy. Her advice web series “Yell You Better” quickly became a YouTube hit and garnered her fans all over this great nation. Sure, Katie has opened for big stars like Tom Papa, and sure, Katie has performed at comedy festivals, but that’s not what’s important. What’s important is the way that you see more of yourself in Katie’s admittedly damaged take on life than you’d care to admit.
Gabriela Mendez is a Chicagobased artist and draftsperson with awesome hair.
David John Mitchell is a comics artist & scholar originally from Michigan, who received his Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Mitchell has spoken on comics theory as an invited lecturer and panelist at San Diego International Comic Con, Wondercon San Francisco, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, and other events. Mitchell lives in Chicago and is working on his debut graphic novel.
Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar, a UN Press Fellow, the Truthout columnist behind Ladydrawers: Gender and Comics in the US, and the author of several award-winning books including Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles 2011) and Unmarketable (The New Press 2007). She founded the Ladydrawers Comics Collective after a decade in the comics industry and was recently called “one of the sharpest thinkers and cultural critics bouncing around the globe today” by Razorcake. She writes criticism for The New Inquiry, the Baffler, and Dissent and has two WHOLE cats.
An urban planner by training, Sarah Morton currently works full-time for a non-profit in Chicago. When not at work, she draws comics about beer, urban design, and existential angst. When she’s not at work or drawing comics, she knits, plays soccer, and obsesses over photography.
Corinne Mucha is a Chicago based author, illustrator, and teaching artist. Her work includes the Xeric-funded My Alaskan Summer, the Ignatz-award winning The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions (Retrofit Comics, 2012), and the YA graphic novel Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations and Other Nonsense (Zest Books, 2011). See more of her work at http://www.maidenhousefly.com.
Yasmin Nair is a writer and academic in Uptown, Chicago. She is currently working on a book titled, Strange Love: Neoliberalism and Affect. This gallery project is based on a future anti-memoir. Her work is archived at www.yasminnair.net.
Julie Novak is an actor and comedian who has been performing in around the New York TriState area for the last 15 years. She has served as coemcee of Hudson Valley Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League (HV BRAWL) for the past 4 years, and studied comedy and improv at Second City in Chicago and is currently involved in Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. See more at julienovak.com.
Ingrid Olson received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Since then she has taken a print installation class at Ox-bow School of Art and has been participating in open studio print nights at Spudnik Press. Website: http://bingridolson.com/ Email: email@example.com
James Payne is an artist, writer, and curator who currently lives nowhere in particular. www.banalization.blogspot.com
Isabel Reidy is an SAIC dropout. Apart from comics and drawing, Isabel enjoys playing music and is in three whole bands named respectively Fight A Scary Dog, Speak Daggers, and Dixie Lou and the Realbads. 1-800-KRAVLOX is available for purchase at Quimby’s.
Liz Rush identifies as a radical feminist, an immigrant, and a pedestrian. She is currently working on a collection of comic short stories and keeps a graphic diary about her experiences in Spain called Sim Hemingway. Rush is a self-taught artist and amateur cartoonist. Her work focuses on women’s narratives and realities. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Ali Scott is an artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. She lives and works in Chicago has a cat named Sassafras.
Sarah Samways is a mixed media artist/writer/investigator/experimentalist. Born and bred in Rhode Island, she is an SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) alumni. Currently, she lives with Pink Nose and Babushka. Website: http://sarahsamways.com/
Illustrator Maggie Siegel-Barele is a queer comics artist living in Brooklyn, NY. While she dabbles in many creative ventures (anything from art class with kids and dressing up for elaborate role-playing games) she enjoys illustrating comics above all else.
Katari Sporrong graduated from Bennington College where she took a wide variety of classes in writing, drawing, film, the internet, etc in order to indirectly study comics. She lives and works in New York City. Website: sorrykatari.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faina Stefadu is a Chicagobased artist and curator.
Sabina Sun: 22 year old Seattlite. Loves sushi but not bell peppers.
Rachel Swanson is a non-binary comics and fiber artist based in Chicago. The work they make deals with queer expression, fantasy/sci-fi, educational materials, kink/porn, non-binary genders, and zombies. They spend their non-art time watching cartoons on Netflix and enjoying the company of cats.
Laura Szumowski is an illustrator and writer living in Chicago. She is the author of several nonfiction guidebooks, and is best known for her work concerning women’s health such as Tip of the Iceberg: A Book About the Clitoris and Cycling: A Guide to Menstruation. See more of Laura’s work at lauraszumowski.com.
Shannon Torii Graduated in 2012 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Art History,Theory & Criticism. Website: http://archivestew.blogspot.com/
Bonsovathary Uoeung is a 23 year-old Cambodian. She enrolled in a course called Introduction to Comics and Publication for Women at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, which was taught by Sara Drake, an artist from Anne Elizabeth Moore’s project Independent Youth-Driven Cultural Production (IYDCPC), and was encouraged to continue making her own comic series entitled Ginger the Kindergartener. Her comics are mostly based on real experiences and childhood memories of herself and her mother. However, her real vision is to introduce Cambodian life to the world through her comic art.
Alma Vescovi lives in Houston, Texas.
Michelle Weaver graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Esther Pearl Watson has an MFA from CalArts and is the author of the comic Unlovable for Bust Magazine and Frantagraphics Books. She also co-authored a how-to with her husband, Mark Todd called What’cha Mean What’s a Zine? Watson’s illustrations have appeared in many newspapers and magazines including New York Times and Lucky Peach. Her paintings have been exhibited at The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, the L.A. Weekly Biennial at Track 16. She teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Lauren Weinstein is a cartoonist whose books include, Girl Stories and The Goddess of War, and her work has been published in Kramer’s Ergot, The Ganzfeld, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and The Best American Comics of 2007 and 2010. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, and Heeb magazines. She is currently working on a sequel to Girl Stories.
Sarah Welch is a print and textile design artist and enjoys the desert. She lives in Texas, and has feelings about it.
Elizabeth White is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Based in Brooklyn, she teaches at Bennington College in Vermont. Past projects can be seen at www.whitespaceprojects.com.
Mara Williams is an illustrator and zinester and a PhD student in Communication and Society at the University of Oregon. She’s studied post-feminist and post-racist logics in online fandom, open source online archives, and queer religious blogs. She likes to think about ways to combine critical analyses of gender and sexuality with silly animal drawings.
Polly Yates is an English artist now living in Chicago. She received her MFA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London (UK), in 2011. Currently working mainly in collage, Yates will be working alongside fellow Chicago-based artists Danielle Chenette, Elliot Junkyard and Sarah Bell on a large wall mural that explores ideas of sex and gender.
Caitlin Yates is a self-proclaimed ‘illustroprintmaker’ and sequential artist. She grew up in Connecticut, and earned her BFA in Painting and a BA in Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Today, Caitlin is an activist by day and an artist by night, and her work examines topics such as feminism, organized religion, violence against women prevention, and herpetology.
Mickey Zacchilli lives in Providence, RI and was born in 1983. Website: mickeyz.org
Andi Zeisler is the cofounder and editorial director of Bitch Media, and a sometimes comics artist. She lives and draws in Portland, Oregon.