250 Years of women cartoonists

New book of comic art celebrating 250 years of women cartoonists now available

THE INKING WOMAN is a ground-breaking collection that celebrates the work and talent of over 150 women cartoonists and comic artists in Britain, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Witty, insightful and defiant, with eyes firmly focused on the world around them, these women cartoonists are gathered together for the first time. From Mary Darly in the 1760s, the Suffragettes and Annie Harriet Fish in the First World War, to today's new generation of cartoonists, they are here to be discovered, rediscovered, and, above all, to be enjoyed.

This wide-ranging curation of women’s comics work includes caricatures, joke, editorial and strip cartoons, on prints, postcards, comics, zines, graphic novels and digital comics, covering all genres and topics. Based on an exhibition of the same name, held at The Cartoon Museum in 2017, this book demonstrates that women have always had a wicked sense of humour and a perceptive view of the world.

This glorious collection of cartoon and comic art images not only salutes the women artists who made them but reclaims the archive for posterity and stakes its rightful place in art history.

Co-edited by Cath Tate and Nicola Streeten it is available from Cath Tate Cards at £19.99 or, for trade customers, through Myriad Editions.

Listen to Cath Tate and Nicola Streeten talking about their new book on Woman’s Hour on 29th March 2018 with Jenni Murray.

Monday, 30 April 2018

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