Wednesday, 26 October 2011

the strumpet - on pikaland

My interview with the ladies behind The Strumpet comics anthology went up on Pikaland today. Read it here:

The Strumpet is a new comic anthology from the ladies behind the Whores Of Mensa comics (which were published in the UK between 2004-2010). The Strumpet brings together a brilliant team of female comics artists from the UK and USA, to produce a transatlantic collaborative publication containing eclectic illustrative and comics styles and techniques, and unique stories around the theme of ‘Dress-Up’.

The interview discusses the comic, the Kickstarter campaign funding the first issue, plus, drawing tools, self-confidence, the politics of "women in comics" and the importance of self-publishing.

Huge thanks to Ellen Lindner, Jeremy Day, Mardou, Patrice Aggs, Megan Kelso, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg, Kripa Joshi, and Tanya Meditzky ♥ to you all for being terrific interviewees, and for collaborating on this project.

You can read more about The Strumpet Kickstarter campaign here:

"check out this fabulous interview w/the british, american and nepalese lady cartoonist contributors to the Strumpet! we get into the nitty gritty of drawing tools, our "inner critic", the politics of "women in comics" and the importance of self publishing. a good, meaty read!" >Megan Kelso 26/10/11

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

ladydrawers latest

The latest Ladydrawers strip is a corker... it's based on an interview with Julie Doucet by Anne Elizabeth Moore.

"It took me quite a long time to get to talk about that with other women who had the same type of experiences. I can tell you, that really poisoned my life"

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

in all our decadence...

I remember exactly where I was when I first heard Crass's 'Shaved Women', it came on my walkman via a genius mixtape when I was sat upstairs on a double-decker bus, way back when. I was thinking about it this morning when a girl who couldn't have been more than 14 joined me to wait for the bus. She was wearing a home-made Crass hoodie. To know that that girl exists in 2011 and on my bus route made me deliriously happy.
Imagine the co-incidence upon getting home to discover that there's an exhibition in New York that had skipped my notice:


I am a total sucker for Gee's work. And, I'm still as stunned by that song as I was at the time...

Monday, 17 October 2011


There are so many great art events going on in London before the end of the year that I wish I had the time and money and gumption to go down for.

(a) There's the Miranda July 'The Future' screening/Q&A this weekend:

(b) Bonfire Madigan Shive is playing a show on November 4th at the Tate Gallery as part of Richard Strange's Cabaret Apocalyptica.

(c) But most of all, the Pipilott Rist exhibition at the Hayward Gallery:

SWOON galore!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

where my head's at today...

It's been one of those days off from work where it's throwing it down and hail-stoning outside as the air turns all autumnal, and I'm all snug inside with a collection of songs like these repeating in my head...

And, unrelated, this has been on my mind today: I Love My Job But It Made Me Poorer, something that I've been thinking and juggling and writing and musing around the area of for some time (with the help of & the insightful input from some hard working women), and someday may convert it in to a zine or article or something...

Monday, 3 October 2011

newcastle and sheffield

Some Shape & Situate news...

The zine is now available to read at Newcastle's 'Canny Little Library' thanks to the lovely Clare who volunteers there. More detail can be found here: Canny Little Library Blog

The zine also has a new home in Sheffield at Vertiline in Love. Claira at the shop is in the midst of organising this sweet looking exhibition there: Stagtacular