Laydeez do podcasts: Depictions of the female form

Laydeez do podcasts: Depictions of the female form

In two talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, Dr. Ann Miller, lecturer and joint editor of European Comic Art journal talks about stereotypical representations of women in bandes dessinées, particularly Penelope Bagieu, creator of ‘chic-lit’ comic Joséphine; and Karrie Fransman talks about her new comic The House that groaned, an incisive graphic novel about body dysmorphia and desire in a Victorian tenement house.

Joséphine by Pénélope Bagieu and The House that Groaned by Karrie Fransman

Joséphine by Pénélope Bagieu and The House that Groaned by Karrie Fransman

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Pénélope Bagieu’s website
The House that groaned website

Recommended events:

Laydeez do comics


Monday 19 March 2012
Day: Monday
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

London Print Studio Comics Collective

Lily-Rose Beardshaw
Abraham Christie
Shamisa Debroey
Merlin Evans
Jade Sarson
Susan Yan Mach

Recommended Read:
Parallel Lives: London Print Studio Comic Collective Anthology, Published by Knockabout

Orbital comics events

John Miers and Yoav Segal exhibition

Starting on February 25th, the Orbital West Wing will host an exhibition celebrating the publication of Regeneration by Lawrence and Wishart books with artwork by John Miers and Yoav Segal.

The second in an ongoing series of volumes on inter-generational politics, Regeneration focuses on the question of intergenerational justice. Defining the world’s young people as those born after 1979 – a hugely symbolic moment in the history of globalisation – it reflects on the massive growth in generational protest across the globe thirty years later. At its heart is an analysis of politics through the prism of generation in which the first glimmer of a post-neoliberal consensus can be discerned.

8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Supergods at the Petrie Museum


Date: 31 March | Time: 2-4pm | Price: Free | Age group: Teen / Family

Create your own comic panel and characters in 2 hours in this comic book slam at the Petrie Museum. explore comics using Egypt as inspiration and objects from the museum for your own ideas. With Kel Winser. All ages. Just pop in!


Date: 2-3 April | Time: 11am – 3.30pm | Price: Free. Preferably book in advance. | Age group: Young people age 12 up.

Create your own superheroes based on the Ancient Egyptian gods. Get advice from a comics writer on how tell your story. Take inspiration from the museum and other comics about Egypt to put your own comic strip together. Suitable for 12 years upwards. With Kel Winser.

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT