Illustrator Samuel Luke Explores Gender Through Autobiographical Comics

With cosmic illustrations, this Australian artist delves into identity, tomboyhood and the trans experience for himself and an audience of all ages

When Samuel Luke Beatty began his Fine Arts degree at the University of New South Wales in 2014, his work consisted almost entirely of the same self-portrait: a close-cropped drawing of his head and shoulders, repeated ad infinitum through a myriad of media. But in the years since, this self-depiction has taken on a far more intimate quality. Beatty, now working as a freelance illustrator and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Virtual visits into space, a guide to this year's Milan Design Week, the new Black Film Archive and more from around the web

“Women For Life On Earth” Redefined Protesting With Beauty + Banners When 20-foot-long missiles moved into the Greenham Common Air Force base in the 1980s, it was the last straw for a group of women in England and Wales. Thus, the collective Women For Life On Earth was born—and soon set out on a 110-mile march to Greenham, renouncing war and violence. Almost immediately, the …

New Platform Creates Better Futures For Hospitality Workers

The restaurant industry is notoriously fraught with low wages and few (or zero) healthcare benefits. When these conditions worsened due to the global pandemic, restaurant owner-turned-organizer Jennifer Kim decided to close the doors to her celebrated Chicago eatery, Passerotto, and create pathways to better support the industry instead. She began working on Alt Economy, a platform for creatives and hospitality workers to contribute to mutual …