"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.)
What We Look Like: A Comic About Women in MediaTuesday, 08 May 2012 10:08 By Robyn Chapman 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.
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.