Drawing Live On Stage 12:00 to 12:25
Nicola Lane is the comics creatrix of Beryl And The Perils.
Nicola Lane was the only woman cartooning for the counterculture newspaper International Times in the late Seventies, when she re-imagined Dennis the Menace, Beryl the Peril and other characters from The Dandy and The Beano as radical adults.
These inspired the women’s theatrical company Beryl and The Perils in their trademark striped tops and extreme make up.
Nicola Lane’s comics-style posters and programmes helped give The Perils their strong identity. Ms Lane has since worked in film.
Her work is on show in the Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics Exhibition at the House Of Illustration.