Title: Mel Brimfield: Our Comic Book.
Publisher: Frankfurt / Main: Revolver - Archive for Current Art, 2007, 1st edition, 127 pp., Illustrated book, 29.8 x 21.8 cm, paperback / softcover. (9783865884190)
Publication Date: 2007
Edition: 1st ed.
Born in Oxford in 1976, artist Mel Brimfield spent hours as a young girl copying drawings from comic books, including many Peanuts characters. Lucy and Peppermint Patty were her favourites, and she even performed as Lucy in a school production of a musical by her French teacher, called Good Ol' Charlie Brown.
As an artist her early work began as a research practice bent on challenging the prevailing themes of body, gender and identity politics. It has since developed to draw on photography, experimental theatre, writing and painting to build a series of alternative realities.
The Comic Book, (curator/ producer) in association with the Collective gallery (Edinburgh Art Festival), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe), Filmhouse (Edinburgh International Film Festival), Edinburgh International Book Festival, Lllangollen Royal International Pavilion, N Wales and the Comica Festival, ICA, London. Features Adam Dant, Brian Dewan, John Hegley and Edward Ward among others.