Ti-ra-de-ro

Cultural work attempting to make collective action irresistible one art artifact at a time.

Ti-ra-de-ro (“mess” in Spanish) is a collection of movement work, public projects, art, comics, illustrations and community campaigns made or cultivated in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Artist

My name’s Myra (she/they), and I’m an architectural designer, cartoonist, zine maker and community organizer! I make art - online and off - with comics, zines, maps, posters, stickers, illustrations, and architectural drawings for self-expression, catharsis, solidarity, political education, social movements, community campaigns and community building.

I'm a self-taught comic artist who took the intrusive thought of “I can make that!” too seriously one day in 2015 and never looked back. After a few years of learning “the ropes” and reaching milestones like…

  • first time getting your own longreach stapler
  • first time tabling at a comix festival
  • first time trading comics for more comics
  • first time doing a group art show
  • first time getting paid to do a comic book already written for you

… I found that my art & comics were also reflecting my political growth while existing, resisting & learning on the unceded land of the Coast Salish people, better known as Seattle, Washington. So when art making is for fun, it’s weird, cute, ridiculous, transgressive, revealing. But when it’s about making sense of my present context, it’s about the housing crisis, climate change, and wealth inequality and how these relate to capitalism, patriarchy, settler-colonialism & white supremacy.

Other than my incessant online posting, I like keeping things local, experimental, transparent, fluid. I’ve had my comics in print anthologies like La Raza Anthology and Tales From La Vida and local comix newspapers like Thick as Thieves, Hair Flip, and Scarfff. Most recently I’ve completed a gender violence prevention comic for the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center’s ¡Basta! Prevent Sexual Harassment in Agriculture project with the University of Washington. I’m also a core contributor and member to multiple socialist, tenant rights, housing justice, and mutual aid organizations, cooperatives, or collectives in the Seattle area.

Why Subscribe?

At a time of excess and exploitation, it’s difficult to find an online platform that shares your personal vision and values. As a member of several cooperatives, I have seen the empowering reality of direct democracy, collective ownership and mutual aid. I am very excited to be part of a creator-owned subscription service - and I hope you are too!

Art is labor. Making comics is a beautiful but agonizing process that is chronically underpaid despite the recent boom in popularity. Your monthly donations not only directly pay for my labor (and for the continued success of this worker cooperative), but also allow me to continue drawing, designing, or illustrating for community campaigns or movement work pro-bono or at a reduced rate.

I am currently fully employed as an architectural designer in a local architecture firm.

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Tenant Organizing Newsletter Header Art!

Posted by nullthread on Feb 17, 2023

Having trouble with your landlord? Want to organize your building but don't know where to start? Join Puget Sound Tenants Union and skill up. You deserve safe and affordable housing.

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I-135 Social Housing PDA in Seattle passes!

Posted by nullthread on Feb 17, 2023

Tenant Organizing Newsletter Header Art!

Posted by nullthread on Feb 11, 2023
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Biblioteka + Steal Shit Do Drugs + Appaloosa event poster

Posted by nullthread on Jan 05, 2023

Finally - some business cards!

Posted by nullthread on Oct 21, 2022
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Button designs

Posted by nullthread on Oct 21, 2022
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Scarfff 11 finished

Posted by nullthread on Oct 21, 2022

They are out and about in Seattle! Find them online here.

Seattle Street Sink v2

Posted by nullthread on Oct 17, 2022
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PSTU workshop poster

Posted by nullthread on Oct 15, 2022

i woke up like this [Scarfff funny submission]

Posted by nullthread on Sep 10, 2022
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Seattle Street Sink sticker design second draft

Posted by nullthread on Aug 28, 2022
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Short Run Summer School in September poster

Posted by nullthread on Aug 17, 2022

So many good classes this summer if you want to get your inspo on - register here!

shortrun.org

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Sunny Invitations

Posted by nullthread on Aug 17, 2022

Getting closer.... still in sketch mode.

Posted by nullthread on Jul 26, 2022
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Summer School Sketch

Posted by nullthread on Jul 18, 2022
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Sketches

Posted by nullthread on Jul 06, 2022
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House our Neigbors Celebration - July 8th!

Posted by nullthread on Jun 20, 2022

Turning in signatures soon! Now it's time to celebrate before getting back to work to get it passed! Join House our Neighbors July 8th at AIDS Memorial Pathway (north of Cal Anderson Park!) from 6pm to 9pm for music, food, speakers and BIPOC vendors. If you want this campaign to succeed or have volunteered for it - please come by so we can ceberate you/with you.

First Draft - I-135 Celebration poster!

Posted by nullthread on Jun 14, 2022
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Social Housing is a Knockout!

Posted by nullthread on May 27, 2022

If you're local, come on by and sign the petition to get social housing on the ballot!

Rally poster draft

Posted by nullthread on May 23, 2022
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Scarffff 11 - 70% inks~

Posted by nullthread on Apr 20, 2022
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Scarfff #11 cover - rough draft

Posted by nullthread on Apr 19, 2022
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Canvas 101 Zine - Sketches

Posted by nullthread on Apr 11, 2022
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4/23/2022 Mutual Aid Spring Fair poster

Posted by nullthread on Apr 01, 2022

Thanks to you, I got paid for this short assignment~ It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to draw. I was thinking and drawing along the lines of what's growing in the Pacific Northwest in the spring. I drew a bit of fern and nettles but decided on a walking daisy with a welcome wagon instead to blast us all with a little cute dopamine instead.

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LA Tenants Union Articles-Turned-Zines

Posted by nullthread on Apr 01, 2022

It's spring which means we're doing more and more tabling as the Puget Sound Tenants Union! We like having information not only on local tenant law, but also what other tenant unions are doing and saying across the nation. This link will be a living link, which means I will be updated the pack as I make more.

Downloadable here: https://tiradero.itch.io/tenant-rights-free-zine-pack

Clover

Posted by nullthread on Mar 29, 2022
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First "Make Swap Zine Meet"!

Posted by nullthread on Mar 29, 2022

First pass of a Mutual Aid Spring Fair poster

Posted by nullthread on Mar 25, 2022
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Swine 2 Slime ASMR [HD] Page 4/6

Posted by nullthread on Mar 17, 2022
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Toil

Posted by nullthread on Mar 15, 2022

Community campaign graphix: drafts!

Posted by nullthread on Mar 13, 2022
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Swine 2 Slime ASMR [HD] Page 3/6

Posted by nullthread on Feb 18, 2022
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No Subject No Body - page 2 test style

Posted by nullthread on Feb 18, 2022
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(No Subject) (No Body) - redraw draft!

Posted by nullthread on Feb 15, 2022
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Swine 2 Slime ASMR [HD] Page 2/6

Posted by nullthread on Jan 07, 2022

Digital, 2022.

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[RESCHEDULED] Make/Swap/Zine Meet & general art updates

Posted by nullthread on Jan 04, 2022
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Weakly Comix #3 in the works!

Posted by nullthread on Dec 24, 2021
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Sorry!

Posted by nullthread on Dec 23, 2021
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Domination / Disposession

Posted by nullthread on Dec 17, 2021

digital, 2022

To be printed in Scarfff #9 in January 2023.

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Make โœจ Swap โœจ Zine โœจ Meet - January 9, 2022 @ Pipsqueak Gallery

Posted by nullthread on Dec 14, 2021

Sketch to Finals (Scarfff edition!)

Posted by nullthread on Dec 06, 2021
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Half-baked Updates: anthologies, logos, stickers and flyers!

Posted by nullthread on Nov 30, 2021
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Swine 2 Slime ASMR [HD] Page 1/6

Posted by nullthread on Nov 12, 2021

WIP for a local anthology! More later....

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Puget Sound Tenants Union

Posted by nullthread on Nov 02, 2021

Ink, 2021

soundtenants.org

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๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†• zines โœจ

Posted by nullthread on Oct 09, 2021

Project Updates

Posted by nullthread on Oct 07, 2021
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I finally took a comics class

Posted by nullthread on Sep 11, 2021

Entomatadas (An Illustrated Recipe)

Posted by nullthread on Aug 20, 2021
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House our Neighbors! - No to Charter Amendment 29 campaign logo

Posted by nullthread on Aug 20, 2021

digital, 2021

Completed this past summer for House our Neighbors!, a coalition of unhoused individuals, social workers, housing advocates and supporting organizations. Learn about the brutal reality of corporate-backed Charter Ammendment 29 otherwise known as "Compassion Seattle" here and here.

Font: Burnaby Stencil Regular
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ยกYa Basta! Todos Nos Merecemos Un Lugar de Trabajo Sin Acoso Sexual / We All Deserve a Workplace without Sexual Harrassment

Posted by nullthread on Aug 20, 2021
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[COMIX NEWSPAPER] Scarfff! #7 "Martial Arts"

Posted by nullthread on Aug 19, 2021

digital, 2021

When you run out of time, so battle of bunnymen and cattos fighting it out HEMA style.

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[COMIX NEWSPAPER] Previous work in Thick as Thieves (defunct)

Posted by nullthread on Aug 19, 2021

(add more later)

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Eviction Kills!! Cancel Rent

Posted by nullthread on Aug 19, 2021

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Made for the Tenants Union of Washington's Cancel Rent campaign.

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