A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Four

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press. Fiona collaborated with writer Mariko Tamaki for her story in “Secret Loves of Geek Girls”, and cartoonist Ron Rege Jr. on Perish Plains Volume 4 for Perish Publishing. Her comics can be found in Resist #1 and 2, edited by Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman, and the TCAF 2018 debuting 4PANEL 2.

Somnambulance, published by Koyama Press and debuting at TCAF 2018, is a comics collection by Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet. Fiona will be a special guest at TCAF and CAKE this year.

Look out this summer for the screening of the animated short Albatross Soup, a film by Winnie Cheung, illustrations by Fiona Smyth, and art direction by Masa Nakamura. You can keep up with Fiona's work at her website!