THE INKING WOMAN Bundle
THE INKING WOMAN Bundle
Great for revolting women everywhere!
We have brought together this bundle as a joy-filled collection that celebrates women and women artists, cartoonists and readers alike. A fabulous gift to send or treat yourself.
The bundle is a cheeky collection of:
1. THE INKING WOMAN by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
2. A 'REVOLT' handmade mini zig zag word card by Wales-based Francesca Kay
3. 3 x postcards by Grizelda (Cath Tate Cards)
THE INKING WOMAN
This groundbreaking picture-led celebration of the work of over 100 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, reveals a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years. Based on an exhibition of the same name, held at the Cartoon Museum in 2017, this book edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate demonstrates that women have always had a wicked sense of humour and a perceptive view of the world.
For many years, the world of cartoons and comics was seen as a male preserve. The reality is that women have been drawing and publishing cartoons for longer than most people realise. In the early 1760s, Mary Darly illustrated, wrote and published the first book on caricature drawing published in England, A Book of Caricaturas. In the nineteenth century, Britain’s first comic character, Ally Sloper, was developed by the actress and cartoonist Marie Duval (1847–1890). Cartoons were used by the suffragettes, and, during the Great War, artists such as Flora White and Agnes Richardson produced light-hearted propaganda comic postcards.From the 1920s, a few women cartoonists began to appear regularly in newspapers. The practice was for artists to sign with their surname, so most readers were unaware of the cartoonist’s gender. In 1920, Mary Tourtel created Rupert Bear for the Daily Express, and nearly a hundred years later her character is still going strong. From the 1960s, feminism inspired cartoonists to question the roles assigned to them and address subjects such as patriarchy, equal rights, sexuality and child rearing, previously unseen in cartoons. Over the last thirty years, women have come increasingly to the fore in comics, zines and particularly graphic novels.This wide-ranging curation of women’s comics work includes prints, caricatures, joke, editorial and strip cartoons, postcards, comics, zines, graphic novels and digital comics, covering all genres and topics. It addresses inclusion of art by women of underrepresented backgrounds.Both the exhibition and book have been made possible by the generosity of Cath Tate Cards.
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We have several graphic novels and books on our website and in store to browse and buy and we also provide a free community library of art and art-related book at the gallery. These library books are donated and the library is a free to use resource for individuals, schools, home educators, students and tutors. anyone is free to browse these books during our opening hours or by appointment outside of these times.