Graphic Medicine is very proud to present Camille Aubry’s A Journey to Motherhood. This is an autobiographical comic book diary depicting the fun and less-fun bits of maternity, from pregnancy to the toddler years, told with dry, and at times caustic, humour. This graphic narrative has been twice long-listed for the Laydeez do Comics Prize and was exhibited at the Representing Realness show in London this summer. A black & white extract of 32 pages, which has since sold out, was launched at the ELCAF festival this year.
Graphic Medicine will be showing A Journey to Motherhood, one chapter at at time, in fortnightly instalments. The story follows a bi-national French-British family living in East London, shining a light on a particularly tricky part of adulthood in a post-referendum UK. It is a rebellion against ‘how-to’ parenting guides and the expectations of ‘being a perfect’ mother. Unapologetically cynical and honest, A Journey to Motherhood shows what a terrifying as well as eye-opening experience parenthood can be, whilst denouncing the hypocrisy of western societies that continuously penalise young families and the people who are, in essence, our future: the children.
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Camille Aubry is a French graphic artist based in Bristol. She graduated as an architect in Paris before completing an MA in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts.
Camille works as a scribe, documenting events, conferences, seminars, concerts, meetings, presentations and pitches with live drawings and sketchnotes.
Through her illustrations and cartoons Camille likes to tell stories of activism, whether they are born in the streets or at home, in the social unit of the family.
She is a founding member and official illustrator of the French multidisciplinary collective Sans plus Attendre with whom she has worked and exhibited throughout France and mainland Europe.
Camille is a resident of Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, where she explores how to take her scribing and live drawing practice to the next level with the help of creative technologies.
Camille’s clients include the University of Bristol, Homerton Hospital, Graphic Medicine, Six Agency, French Institute in London and Bluebell Care. Stockists include The Arnolfini shop, Gosh! Comics and The Feminist Library.
Loved this – it’s very close to home!
Emma burleigh says
so good! such a clear and witty voice that tells it like it is.