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Violet Louisa Austerlitz

(she/her/hers)

I draw comics about personal identity and the soil in which it grows, using digital and traditional media. I frequently explore my own experience as a queer and trans person, both literally and through the medium of sentient dandelions.

I am ambivalent about my formal education (BA Theatre, Truman State University, 2011), but I still love learning new things, and recently completed a workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont (and I want to go back SO MUCH).

I am based in Iowa City, IA, and self-publish my own comics and zines. I am also a long-standing member of the Iowa City Press Co-Op, a community printmaking studio.


Comics and Zines

In The Satanic Mechanic Series:

The Secret Desires of Elderly Buicks (2016, print)

The Satanic Mechanic and the Complete Failure (2016, print)

Ex-Succubus (2017, print)

The Satanic Mechanic (2018 onwards, webcomic)

Whoops: Inktober Drawings from 2017 (2018, print)

Recipe for an Epiphany (2018, print)

Graphic Memoir (2018, print)

Portfolio Exchanges and Shows

The Bad Acids Print Exchange - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018

Horizon - August & September 2017, Grinnell Arts Center, Grinnell IA

Letter to an Un-Named Girl I-III, silkscreen print with ink wash

Iowa City Press Co-Op Cookbook - 2017, Iowa City Press Co-Op, Iowa City, IA

Femslash Chicken Awakenings, silkscreen print

Untether - November 2018, NOGO Arts, Brooklyn, NY

Recipe for an Epiphany, film recreation of the book Recipe for an Epiphany

Questions, comments, compliments, and interesting recipes may all be directed to

austerlitz.art@gmail.com