Comics & Cartoons
"This week, we’re launching a new series of comics by Brooklyn-based artist Christine Stoddard. Forget Fairytales features a hilarious, sarcastic and feminist walrus who always tells it like it is. Watch Feminist Wednesday for your weekly dose of walrus realness starting now."
-Feminist Wednesday on the 'Wise Walrus' series
Christine started her comic, Forget Fairytales, while a student at Grinnell College and further developed it while studying at VCU. The comic ran in the campus publications The Sequence and The Commonwealth Times before getting picked up by outlets such as The Huffington Post, Washington City Paper, and The Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street Cartoon Project. Christine's Forget Fairytales portfolio also earned her a visiting writer residency at The Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writers Program and was featured in The Southeast Review with an artist interview. In 2009 and 2010, Christine received grants from the VCU Student Media Commission to produce two issues of the comics magazine, Comicality. In 2013, Christine authored the graphic novella, Bus 900. Currently, she produces Forget Fairytales for Feminist Wednesday and other outlets. Most recently, she exhibited her comics at a solo show at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn. Read what New York Magazine's Bedford+Bowery blog had to say about it.
"Christine Stoddard's comics reveal the potentially harmfully ideologies of popular fairy tales, leading us to wonder if, perhaps, monstrosity is the soul of loveliness."
-The Southeast Review