Cinders McLeod of the Globe and Mail has posted this article that grew out of our Toronto conference:
“Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse won millions of fans with largely autobiographical stories of family foibles.
But for a growing wave of female artists, comic art has the potential to go deeper – speaking to the dark side of domestic life and personal demons.
Their subject matter includes anorexia, abuse, depression and death. There’s humour to balance the pain, however. And a clear payoff to the genre, sometimes called ‘graphic medicine’: a healing effect on both creators and readers.
Comic artist and Globe designer Cinders McLeod takes a look at the work of some leading women in the field, who met recently in Toronto to discuss their process.”