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What We Look Like: A Comic About Women in Media

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 10:08 By Robyn Chapman and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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Ladydrawers"What We Look Like," with Anne Elizabeth Moore and Robyn Chapman, is a follow-up to "Ladydrawers'" look at women's participation in the labor force. This time, we look at why the diminished economic status of women isn't popularly considered, even beyond media's gendered hiring practices. The representations of women that do result are a far cry from the reality - compare for yourself! (The rest of 'em are right here.)

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.

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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, a Fulbright scholar, and the author of several award-winning non-fiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (2011). Co-editor and publisher of now-defunct Punk Planet and the founding editor of the Best American Comics series from Houghton Mifflin, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She contributes criticism to The New Inquiry, The Baffler, N+1p and many others and writes a monthly comic strip for Truthout called Ladydrawers on gender, labor, and culture. Her latest book from Cantankerous Titles, New Girl Law, was called “A post-empirical, proto-fourth-wave feminist memoir” by Bust Magazine.

Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman is a publisher, cartoonist and an educator. Her cartooning workshops have brought her to classrooms at The Center for Cartoon Studies, The School of Visual Art, The New School, Wellesley College and The University of Iowa. She is currently an assistant editor at Graphic Universe, the graphic novel imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. She also runs a mini-comics publishing house called Paper Rocket. Her first book, "Drawing Comics Lab," will be published this fall. 

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