House of Illustration Exhibition : Comix Creatrix 100 Women Making Comics

There was controversy recently when the top French comic award panel for Grand Prix d'Angouleme created a 30 strong list of nominees, all male. Now without being accused of being a Social Justice Warrior this seems very unusual, in a recent article I wrote how the top selling New York Times comic artist was a female, Raina Telgemeier. This fact seems to be forgotten in the public realm with many assuming it is the big names like Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Scott Snyder or Brian K. Vaughan. There are many females out there contributing greatly to comics and there always have been; Rumiko Takahashi, Posy Simmonds, Marjane Satrapi and Tove Jansson to name a few. To miss out so many talented comic creators and artists seems egregious to say the least. However, the House of Illustration is hosting an exciting exhibition looking at the role of women in the creation of comics as a medium. The exhibition will run from 5th Feb to 15th May and I will be heading down to give it a look. I'd recommend that you do too as I went for the Quentin Blake and Ladybird Books exhibitions and loved them. Every-time I've visited I've had a great time and I'm sure this time will be no different.