Nicola Streeten is anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of award winning graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You (2011 Myriad Editions). She co-founded the international forum Laydeez do Comics (LDC) in 2009. In 2018 LDC launched the first women-only prize for graphic novels in progress at the inaugural festival with support from Arts Council England and prize money crowd-funded.
Her AHRC-funded PhD from the University of Sussex is A Cultural History of Feminist Cartoons and Comics in Britain from 1970 to 2010. This informed The Inking Woman 250 years of women cartoons in Britain (2018 Myriad Editions) which she co-edited.
Streeten lectures in Critical Theory and History at Kingston University and London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London. From 2014-2018 she lectured in Cultural Studies at University of Sussex.
Research keywords: feminist comics, feminist cartoons, women’s comics and cartoons Britain, women’s cartoon and comic history, autobiographical graphic novels, auteur graphic novels, humour, feminism, gender, Indian women’s comics, South Asian women’s comics