Violet Louisa Austerlitz


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.

If you're interested in commissioned work, have questions, or just want to say hello, you can contact me at