Sheika Lugtu is a Chicago-based cartoonist and researcher. Her work with the Ladydrawers centers on the impact of economics, race, sexuality, and gender on the comics industry, the media, and our culture at large. She wears many hats including freelance illustrator, teaching artist and organizer. Most recently her work has been exhibited in the Figge Art Museum, published on Truthout.org and PEN America; and she was recently awarded the Saari Residency through the KONE Foundation, Finland.
Panelists Leila Abdelrazaq (author and artist), Marc Fischer (Temporary Services), Tempestt Hazel (independent curator), Sheika Lugtu (cartoonist and researcher) and members of OOMK share their perspectives and discuss the different ways that artists and activists in their communities are self-publishing for activism.