Cerveau de Femme: Simone de Beauvoir, Feminist Philosophy, and the History of Women in Comics

Project Format: Two comic books (English and French) and an analysis of the historical importance of women in the comics industry

My completed project is a comic book about the life and influence of Simone de Beauvoir and her feminist philosophy. My goals for this project were twofold: firstly, I wanted to use an engaging format to introduce de Beauvoir to a new audience that might not know about her. Second, I wanted for my work to contribute, even in a very small way, to the tradition of women in the comics industry. Women's work often goes overlooked, particularly in male-dominated fields, so by creating a comic I hope that I can better understand the contributions of the women before me who have fought to be a part of the industry.

"My favorite aspect was simply being able to take my interests and strengths and incorporate them into this project. I'm very thankful that I had the opportunity to create an art-forward project." - Stickels

Julie Hugonny, Lisa Yaszek
Meredith Stickels
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