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Comix Creatrix: 100 Women
5 February 2016 – 15 May 2016| £7.70
LONDON | Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is a dynamic exhibition of women working across genres and generations. From the 1800s to the present day. From observational comedy to surreal fantasy. From challenging biography to subversive dissent.
Featuring artists from Marie Duval and Tove Jansson to Posy Simmonds, Audrey Niffenegger and Nina Bunjevac, Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of leading female comic artists.
From their early incarnations as sequential satires and newspaper strips to today’s countercultural zines, webcomics and award-winning graphic novels, comics are evolving into a complex and powerful literary form.
Comix Creatrix in the 21st Century
Women have been present throughout this evolution, creating some of the most defining and provocative works of the medium.
Comix Creatrix presents the work of 100 innovative creators and debunks the myth that women have a limited stake in the world of comics.
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.
On display will be original artwork from graphic novels, comics and zines-many seen in public for the first time.
It 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.
House Of Illustration
House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated solely to illustration, with a creative programme of exhibitions, talks and events.
Founded by Sir Quentin Blake, who stuck a flag in mud to mark the spot early on, the House of Illustration opened in July 2014 at the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration area, it is the place to see, learn about and enjoy illustration in all its forms; from advertisements to animation, picture books to political cartoons and scientific drawings to fashion design.
Opening Hour 10:00 – 18:00 Tuesday – Sunday.
Illustration: A detail from an illustration by Laura Callaghan for the Comix Creatrix Exhibition