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Ladydrawers - Zoned: The Mysterious "Foreign" Outposts Inside the USA

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Op-Ed
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2013 1112ld fbNew Ladydrawer Melissa Mendes draws the latest installment of our yearlong look at international gender and labor issues (check out "Fast Fashion," "Let's Go Shopping" and "The Business of Thrift" with Julia Gfrörer), which looks at the wacky world of Foreign-Trade Zones and the labor problems they foster. Despite their rampant growth in recent years, few know they exist. However, they contribute greatly to the annual gross domestic product - and the global garment trade.

As always, our previous strips can be found here. We'll take December off but will be back in January to explore trade policies and border patrol - and what it means for your personal sense of style.
 
2013 1112ld
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Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a comics journalist, cultural critic, and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press), Cambodian Grrrl, and Threadbare (Microcosm Publishing). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

Melissa Mendes was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. In 2010, after graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies, she won a Xeric award to self-publish her book Freddy Stories. Since then, she's worked with Anne on Threadbare and Harvey and Me, published a graphic novel called Lou, and is now working on an epic family saga called The Weight, based on her late grandfather's life. You can see more of her work at mmmendes.com.

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Ladydrawers - Zoned: The Mysterious "Foreign" Outposts Inside the USA

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Op-Ed
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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2013 1112ld fbNew Ladydrawer Melissa Mendes draws the latest installment of our yearlong look at international gender and labor issues (check out "Fast Fashion," "Let's Go Shopping" and "The Business of Thrift" with Julia Gfrörer), which looks at the wacky world of Foreign-Trade Zones and the labor problems they foster. Despite their rampant growth in recent years, few know they exist. However, they contribute greatly to the annual gross domestic product - and the global garment trade.

As always, our previous strips can be found here. We'll take December off but will be back in January to explore trade policies and border patrol - and what it means for your personal sense of style.
 
2013 1112ld
Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a comics journalist, cultural critic, and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press), Cambodian Grrrl, and Threadbare (Microcosm Publishing). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

Melissa Mendes was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. In 2010, after graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies, she won a Xeric award to self-publish her book Freddy Stories. Since then, she's worked with Anne on Threadbare and Harvey and Me, published a graphic novel called Lou, and is now working on an epic family saga called The Weight, based on her late grandfather's life. You can see more of her work at mmmendes.com.

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Ladydrawers: "Being of Service"
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Sarah Jaffe, Delia Jean, Truthout | Cartoon
Ladydrawers: Let's Go Shopping
By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Julia Gfrörer, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
Ladydrawers: The Business of Thrift
By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Julia Gfrörer, Truthout | Graphic Journalism