If our fave literary heroines of the Nineteenth-Century had access to birth control, many of the plots are solved almost before they begin. Or maybe it’s the institution of marriage that is the problem? Read all ten panels on The New Yorker.
This past year I've ben working on a graphic biography about Charlotte Bronte for the Center for Cartoon Studies Series. In May, on my way to a residency in Angouleme, I took a detour to Haworth, the village in Yorkshire where the Brontes lived to visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum and walk on the moors. I'm drawing the book now and-- if all goes well--it will be out in later 2019.
This comic appeared in the New Yorker in April. We read one third of Jane Eyre, the first two chapters of Great Expectations, and nothing beyond the first chapter of Wuthering Heights-- but enough to get essential commentary on the books.