Sunday 17 November 2019 at 12:30 - 14:00


Abbot Hall Social Centre

Marie Duval - Victorian female cartoonist of mountain tours and travel

with Simon Grennan 

Join Simon Grennan for an introduction to the contrasting world of Victorian travel and mountaineering through the work of maverick London cartoonist Marie Duval. In the 1870s, Europe’s first female cartoonist climbed the heights of mirth by drawing illustrations, cartoons and full comic strips about the English abroad, on mountaineering holidays and mountain tours.

About the author

Simon Grennan is a graphic novellist and scholar of comic strips. His most recent book, Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval, continues the work of Marie Duval, his co-authored 2018 book which showcased the work of a forgotten Victorian cartoonist for the first time. He is also author of A Theory of Narrative Drawing (2017), and Dispossession, a graphic adaptation of Trollope’s John Caldigate, which was named as one of The Guardian’s Books of the Year in 2015. He is Leading Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Chester.