This video is titled ‘The Body as a Canvas in Comics: Karrie Fransman Explores the Influence of Corporal Studies in the Creation of her graphic novel The House That Groaned‘. This is a hybrid of two papers given at Graphic Medicine in Leeds Art Gallery and Comica Symposium in Birkbeck University of London in November 2011 and contains original art work drawn for the paper.
Karrie Fransman’s autobiographical comic strips were published in The Guardian. Her comic serial ‘The Night I Lost My Love’ ran in The Times. Her graphic novel, The House That Groaned, is published by Random House’s Square Peg and has received praise from film director Nicolas Roeg. She has talked about her work at Saint Martins, London College of Communication, The University of Birkbeck, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and for The British Council and exhibited her work last year in London, Belgium and Moscow. Karrie was born in Edinburgh and lives in London in a house not so dissimilar to the one in her book. You can see more of her work at www.karriefransman.com and more about her book at www.thehousethatgroaned.com. She can be found on Twitter here.