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Marie Duval

Roger Sabin
Marie Duval
What did it mean to be a woman working in the man's world of cartooning? Marie Duval is a celebration of the art and times of Marie Duval, a unique, pioneering, innovative and highly entertaining visual journalist, cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared in serial magazines and books at a time when the identity of the artist, in Victorian England, was in radical flux. 
 
Both a stage actress as well as an artist, Duval was uniquely placed to take advantage of the first appearance of a mass leisure culture by contributing to the weekly magazines that combined current affairs and theatrics with a focus on urban life. The work of Marie Duval confounds one of our most commonplace ideas of the Victorian era — that women were not supposed to create or even to participate in public life and certainly not meant to be either comic or professional. 
 
Her comic strips were not only pioneering in terms of what we have come to call `comics,' but present a vernacular comedy that frequently undercuts and supercedes the work of her male contemporaries. Placing Duval in the visual context of the emerging profession of visual journalism, this illustrated book offers an enticing glimpse of the exciting, strange and world-changing media environment of London in the last part of the nineteenth century. Written by Simon Grennan, Roger Sabin, and Julian Waite, with art by Marie Duval.
 
Myriad Editions, hardback, 144 pages, published March 2018 
 

GA4092

9780995590090

Myriad Editions

Hardback

Marie Duval

JAN182898 TURN 9780995590090

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