The last installment of Ladydrawers looked at gendered discrepencies in media hiring practices (catch up on all the strips here) and how the gender of the labor pool might affect media content. In this piece, we look at what might be missing from the media - in other words, at the issues disproportionately affecting women that somehow get missed in a male-dominated media environment. Welcome to "What We Do," the first of two strips with Anne Elizabeth Moore and Lauren Weinstein - and watch for "What We Look Like" next month.
What We Do: A Comic About Women in the Labor ForceTuesday, 10 April 2012 09:14 By Lauren Weinstein and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
Anne Elizabeth Moore is a Fulbright scholar and author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (The New Press, 2007) and Hey Kidz, Buy This Book (Soft Skull, 2004). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet, founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works with young women in Cambodia on independent media projects. Her latest book, Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles, 2011), was called "The best travel book I've read this year," by a USA Today reviewer and "piercingly honest" by The Rumpus.
Lauren Weinstein is a cartoonist, teacher and gardener who had a baby and moved to the suburbs of New Jersey. Her award-winning comic books include "Girl Stories" and "The Goddess of War." Her work has been published in Kramer's Ergot, The Ganzfeld, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and The Best American Comics 2007 and 2010. She is currently working on a sequel to "Girl Stories" for Henry Holt and teaching comics at the School of Visual Arts. To keep herself amused during her child's naps, she draws comics which can be seen at her web site.