Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics Exhibition

Comic Creatrix is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of pioneering female comic artists.

House of Illustration will give visitors a unique opportunity to explore the world of comics through original artwork by 100 women comic creators. Work spans across genres and generations from the 1800’s to the present day. Featuring artists from Marie Duval and Tove Jansson to Posy Simmonds and Audrey Niffenegger. ‘Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics’ showcases the largest collection of comic art the UK has ever seen, from observational comedy to subversive dissent.

Comix Creatrix presents the work of 100 innovative creators, debunking the myth that women have a limited stake in the world of comics.

From their early incarnations as sequential satires and newspaper strips to today’s countercultural zines, webcomics and award-winning graphic novels, comics have evolved into a complex and powerful literary form. Women have been present throughout this evolution, creating some of the most defining and provocative works of the medium.Highlighting 21st century work by British creators, the exhibition will also recognise ground-breaking works from the 19th and 20th centuries, and will highlight the influence of international practitioners on the British scene.

Expect original artwork from graphic novels, comics and zines – many seen in public for the first time. The exhibition will feature work from acclaimed titles such as Nina Bunjevac’s Fatherland and Isabel Greenberg’s Encyclopedia of Early Earth as well as self-published sensations like Nadine Redlich’s Ambient Comics and many more.

SEQUENTIAL, the graphic novel app for iPad, will be releasing a free digital guide to the exhibition featuring over 100 pages of content, as well as presenting a selection of full-length digital graphic novels on iPads in the exhibition itself.




Posted on Feb 28th, 16 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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