The naked queen (Mayor graphic novel, s1, p78)

The naked queen

The queen becomes more and more naked as she gets sicker and sicker. Now she’s dead and bare. I try to parallel her undressing with the antithesis of a sexual undressing, and her nakedness becomes a kind of truth underneath her regal status.

The image of the Beatriz’s c-section is based on a woodcut from 1483. The process looks remarkably similar (apart from lack of good drugs, good hygiene, and isn’t the cut going the wrong way?)

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These images are the first draft of the upcoming release of Mayor: the case of the theftless thief, series 1 of the Mayor series. Check out the Mayor playlist on Spotify.

graphica – fantastica – medieval

Jenny Weight
English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.

As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.

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