The Inking Woman Exhibition

‘Why are there no women cartoonists?’ Well, actually, there are – lots of them!

Opened by Sandi Toksvig, at The Cartoon Museum in London, The Inking Woman exhibition ran from 26th of April until 23rd July 2017.

Cath Tate Cards sponsored and co-curated The Inking Woman which showcased the work of 96 named British artists, and a few more anonymous ones, revealing a wealth of women’s wit and insight spanning 250 years. The wide-ranging selection included prints from the 18th century, caricatures, joke, editorial and strip cartoons from magazines and newspapers, postcards, comics, zines, graphic novels and digital comics. The exhibition – the largest of its kind so far – demonstrated that women have always had a wicked sense of humour and a perceptive view of the world. 

The exhibition featured many of the brilliant women cartoonists Cath Tate Cards has worked with over the years - it had been a longtime coming for Cath: “I started publishing postcards using work by women cartoonists in the late 1980s and became aware of how many really good cartoonists were around at the time that were virtually unknown. I wanted then to have an exhibition to show people how much talent there was and finally, some 25 years later, we made it happen!”

A book of the exhibition will be published in early 2018 - stay tuned for updates!

Image above: Cath Jackson, New Statesman c.1985