Myra Lara

Cultural worker making community campaigns irresistible one image at a time.

Hello! 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 living 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 identity, housing justice, environmental racism, and wealth inequality.

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 Donate? 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.

Thank you for your support!

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Latest Posts

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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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¡Ya 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

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Eviction Kills!! Cancel Rent

Posted by nullthread on Aug 19, 2021

digital

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

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