Sheika Lugtu is a Chicago based cartoonist and researcher. Her work with the Ladydrawers centers on the impact of economics, race, sexuality, and gender on the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. She wears many hats including freelance illustrator, teaching artist, organizer, publisher, and cow aficionado.
Sheika earned a BA in Visual & Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in Studio Art. Most recently her work has been published on South Side Weekly, Truthout.org, PEN America; exhibited in the Figge Art Museum, and awarded the Saari Residency through the KONE Foundation, Finland.
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