Locas Starring Hopey – Reimagined by the CW Roller Derby team

Jaime Hernandez is the master of gesture and body language, as this early Locas story clearly demonstrates. Members of the Comics Workbook Roller Derby team copied this story during our weekly practice, trying to get those gestures down while experimenting with new artistic and storytelling techniques. Each woman who played drew one page of this short story.

Learn more about the CW Roller Derby team at the bottom of this post! And now…


Locas Starring Hopey 


Allie Doersch



Alyssa Berg


Anna Mancini



Gabriella Tito



Sacha Mardou


Jillian Fleck



Jackie Huskisson



Jennifer Lisa

Comics Workbook Roller Derby is the world’s only all-female, cartoonist-operated “roller derby of the mind” league. The league is comprised of strong, diverse, and independent women from the international comics community.

Our derby borrows the dedication, competition, and teamwork we see in professional roller derby and applies these same mental practices to improve our comic and storytelling skills at a whiplash pace!

CWRD is committed to fostering serious artistic growth, developing amateur cartoonists for a competitive profession, and promoting the mental – and physical – strength and independent spirit of female cartoonists. Plus we have a lot of fun!

Check out more work by our teammates who “skated in this bout” below:

Allie DoerschAlyssa BergAnna ManciniGabriella Tito

Sacha MardouJillian FleckJackie HuskissonJennifer Lisa





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Sally Ingraham

Sally Ingraham

Sally is a cartoonist, educator, and journalist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She makes comics about Pittsburgh and bird watching, and co-writes the "Suzy and Cecil" daily strip (with Gabriella Tito). She facilitates the Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency, is a managing editor of the CW Daily News, and runs the CW Roller Derby "of the mind" League. She is focused on documenting the current and historic place of women in the comics industry, is working to build the Women's Comics Library, and is developing a comics curriculum by and for girls.
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