Let’s Chat About Civil Rights / Let’s Chat About Civic Memory (2016)

Let’s Chat About Civil Rights / Let’s Chat About Civic Memory was installed in April 2016 at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa at the behest of St. Ambrose University. The images, by Melissa Mendes and Sheika Lugtu—a Ladydrawers collaboration—are accompanied by oral histories from local Quad Cities residents regarding two major aspects of Davenport’s participation in the […]

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Harvey & Me (2016)

A comics memoir and collaboration with Melissa Mendes, Harvey & Me is a six-episode literary series for Belt based on Anne Elizabeth Moore’s work and travels with Harvey Pekar. Read “Let’s Just Wait,” “Uninteresting Phone Call,” “Laureates for Everything,” “Book Signing,” “Pulling Lynda Barry’s Leg,” or bookmark the whole series here.

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Chicago Radical Publishing Timeline (2015)

The Chicago Radical Publishing Timeline (2015) was installed in June of 2015, during Pride and CAKE, in the front window of Andersonville’s legendary Women & Children First Books. The timeline included radical publishing projects from queers and folks of color throughout Chicago’s history, and was installed with a selection of complementary books on display in the front window, […]

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The Quick Prep Narrative (2015)

A film version of the auto-transcription of a fall 2015 talk called The Queer Crip Narrative delivered at Gallery 400 in Chicago on illness, disability, and storytelling. The original talk argued that technology often deepens divisions between the physically abled and the physically disabled; the film’s eroding coherence proves it. Watch it here.

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From a financial perspective, the American rescue industry may be the third most popular sports franchise in the world.

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“‘I felt like I had been raised by this industry,’ Sarah Meier tells me over Skype, of the profession she entered in her mother’s footsteps at 14. The former supermodel now lives in Manila and has no regrets about leaving the world that brought her up. It does sound tough. ‘Really, really, really nice girls […]

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Los Angeles Review of Books

“Any overview of comics will miss something, of course, because that is what overviews do. But the fact is that they all tend to leave out the same things: examples of work from the global South, work by women and people of color, work created primarily for communication purposes (which is usually created by folks […]

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