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Sneak Peek: Simon Grennan’s “Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval”

Trouser-wearing, French-speaking, home-wrecking Victorian cartoonist Marie Duval – best known for her work on Allie Sloper – appears to have drawn a new comic book – ‘Drawing in Drag…’ But has she? Looking more closely, Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval – which launches next week – is the latest comic book from celebrated artist, writerContinue reading Sneak Peek: Simon Grennan’s “Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval”

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Myriad Editions set to celebrate women cartoonists and comic creators in Britain with “The Inking Woman”

Due for release in March, Myriad Editions The Inking Woman by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, will be published one week after a study of early female cartoonist, Marie Duval. Taking its name from the terrific The Inking Woman exhibition hosted by London’s Cartoon Museum in 2017, this new book is a groundbreaking, picture-led celebrationContinue reading Myriad Editions set to celebrate women cartoonists and comic creators in Britain with “The Inking Woman”

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Sneak Peek and Review: Marie Duval, a new book spotlighting a pioneering female cartoonist

Myriad Editions have very kindly sent me an advance copy of their new title Marie Duval, a superb study of the pioneering but near-forgotten female artist behind the creation of the first “breakout” British comic characters, Ally Sloper. I can definitely recommend this title for anyone curious not just about the work of women in comics butContinue reading Sneak Peek and Review: Marie Duval, a new book spotlighting a pioneering female cartoonist

Art by Laura Callaghan

London’s House of Illustration to host “Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics” exhibition

London’s House of Illustration to host “Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics” exhibition from next month, running until May. The Kings Cross-based venue will offer visitor the opportunity to explore the world of comics through original artwork by one hundred women comic creators working across genres and generations – from the 1800s to the present day;Continue reading London’s House of Illustration to host “Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics” exhibition

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A Victorian Mystery – Ally Sloper “Funeral Cards” discovered

The Featherstone Rovers Heritage Project celebrates the history and traditions of a proud northern Rugby League Club and its association with the heritage of coal mining in the West Yorkshire town of Featherstone. The project provides public, quarterly events and exhibitions and hosts a dedicated heritage themed week offering additional activities. It also provides opportunitiesContinue reading A Victorian Mystery – Ally Sloper “Funeral Cards” discovered