Comix Creatrix: House of Illustration Exhibition

Whilst in London for the London Anime and Gaming Con 2016 I popped into Kings Cross and headed for the Comix Creatrix exhibition currently being held at the House of Illustration. I've mentioned this exhibition before and was excited to see females being given the credit for their contribution to the comic industry. The exhibition is a small one but covers 100 female artists including Kate Beaton, Posy Simmonds and Audrey Niffenegger. The exhibition is in roughly chronological order and goes through the role that women played in the art form. I thought I knew quite a lot about comics but this exhibition really opened my eyes to a lot of the issues that women had to fight through to be an active and appreciated part of this counter-culture art form.

The highlight of the exhibition for me was the original pencil drawings of the Moomins from the first set of strips created by Tove Jansson in 1958. As a big Moomin fan seeing this really warmed my heart and filled me with joy.
The exhibition runs until 15th May and is well worth a visit. Some of the images on display were of a sexual nature so if you are thinking of taking children I'd recommend you do a quick scan beforehand.