The timing was fortuitous with Angoulême-gate, but Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics an art show co-curated by Olivia Ahmad and Paul Gravett has now opened in London and the opening, as captured in this slideshow of photos by artist Alison Sampson was a triumph. Extra points to Gravett’s outfit.
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The show spotlights 100 female artists from Nell Brinkley to Tillie Walden, and provides a reminder that as long as there have been comics, there have been female cartoonists. GREAT female cartoonists.
And just in case you need more information, Sequential has team with the show to present a FREE 200 page guide to the artists.
Comix Creatrix: The Digital Guide is exclusively available from SEQUENTIAL – free for a limited time only.
Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of work by pioneering female artists working in the comics medium. It presents original artwork from 100 innovative creators – much of it never been seen in public before – and debunks the myth that women have a limited stake in the world of comics. The exhibition recognises the extraordinary variety of comics by women; from observational comedy to surreal fantasy, challenging biography to subversive protest.
This exclusive digital guide has been created by SEQUENTIAL to accompany the exhibition, and features over 200 pages of artwork and information from Comix Creatrix, including work by Audrey Niffenegger, Posy Simmonds, Emma Vieceli, Hannah Berry, Isabel Greenberg, Suzy Varty, and many more.
With a stunning mix of original artwork and final pages ranging from ranging from 18th Century caricatures through underground comix and all the way to the present day, Comix Creatrix: The Digital Guide gives a fascinating overview of women’s undeniable and indispensible part in the evolution and growth of the comics medium.
Did I mention this is free? I’d love to see EVERYONE get this book as a primer to the still unexplored history of women in comics. It’s a lotlonger and a lot richer than most people think. Featured artists include: Catherine Anyango, Rachael Ball, Kate Beaton, Hannah Berry, Shirley Bellwood, Nell Brinkley, Nina Bunjevac, Laura Callaghan, Kate Charlesworth, Leela Corman, Mary Darly, Brigid Deacon, Marie Duval, Joana Estrela, Kate Evans, Marion Fayolle, Jacky Fleming, Evelyn Flinders, Ramona Fradon, Karrie Fransman, Melinda Gebbie, Isabel Greenberg, Laura Howell, Tove Jansson, Kripa Joshi, Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Nicola Lane, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Ellen Lindner, Lizz Lunney, Cat O’Neil, Barbara ‘Willie’ Mendes, Lorna Miller, Angie Mills, Tarpe Mills, Rutu Modan, Audrey Niffenegger, Corinne Pearlman, Nadine Redlich, Trina Robbins, Posy Simmonds, Maria Stoian, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Donya Todd, Pat Touretie, Suzy Varty and Una.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.