A History of Women Cartoonists
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In this volume, Mira Falardeau looks at the work of great women artists and their experiences in the industry to reveal advice and positive encouragement for future cartoonists. Heavily illustrated with cartoons and artwork from many of the best in the field, the book also asks serious questions about why there have been so few women cartoonists in the field of visual humor and if the digital age is opening more opportunities for female humorists. Falardeau is uniquely positioned to ask these questions. She has spent decades as an art historian, a specialist in visual humor, and the author of several books and essays on cartoonists and their history. She was also a former cartoonist herself—among the first generation of women in her field during the 1970s and 1980s. A History of Women Cartoonists is the first book to offer a truly global survey and analysis of the great women cartoonists of the last three decades—and a welcome addition to the history of comics and cartoons.
Mosaic Press, 9781771613514, 298pp.
Publication Date: September 20, 2020
About the Author
Mira Falardeau is well known cartoonist and academic who has widely exhibited her work and authored several books on the history of cartoonists and animators. Falardeau has taught Visual Humor and Scriptwriting for Cartoons and Comics at the Laval University in Quebec City. She later taught at the University of Ottawa and in the Department of Cinema and Communication in the Cegep of Limoilou. She lives in Quebec City.