An exhibition of actress, singer, and now comic writer and illustrator, Jessica Martin’s artwork will take place in the Radlett Centre in Radlett, North London beginning on Monday 2nd March 2015 and lasting until Tuesday 31st March 2015. Entitled Jessica Martin’s Picture Palace, the free exhibition is in the Radlett Centre’s Apthorp Gallery.
Jessica’s first title, It Girl, a biographical vignette of black and white movie star Clara Bow was released in 2013. Since then she has contributed artwork to two World War One comic anthologies, To End all Wars and To Arms!, produced a second ‘Hollywood heroines’ title in Vivacity featuring Gone With The Wind actress Vivien Leigh, as well as continuing to work on her full length graphic novel Elsie Harris Picture Palace which was shortlisted for the 2014 Myriad First Graphic Novel prize and was picked up for publication by Miwk later in 2015.
Jessica describes the exhibition on her own blog as “my very own hall of fame dedicated to all the Hollywood and British film icons who have enthralled me for a lifetime. The artwork is a collection of limited edition canvas prints of my digital work.” She goes on to say that the exhibition will also include “a very brief glimpse of some work for my graphic novel Elsie Harris Picture Palace.”
There are more details of the exhibition on the Radlett Centre’s website. Copies of It Girl and Vivacity will be on sale at the exhibition.
Jessica Martin was interviewed on downthetubes about her comics work here.
The downthetubes review of It Girl is here.
The downthetubes review of Vivacity is here.
The downthetubes review of To End All Wars is here.