It's hard to last an entire day on the internet without encountering a headline like "21 Ways to Blow His Mind in Bed" or "The Trends Men Really Hate" or perhaps "What is Your Actual Body Type?" Not to be overdramatic, but IT'S ENOUGH ALREADY. No one should ever give their lover a "Randy Rub-a-Dub-Dub" before getting it on.
But we digress.
How to Drive Him Crazy in Bed !!! pic.twitter.com/9YW0OmkYmV
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) March 7, 2015
UK based cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll has turned these all too aggravating moments into inspiration for her hilarious feminist comics. In the same vein as comediennes like Megan Amram and the ladies of Reductress, Correll pokes fun at the topics that the general public seems to think women want to read over and over and over again.
Trends Men Hate!!! pic.twitter.com/Q0I0jbcDyK
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) February 17, 2015
"I have always enjoyed drawing," Correll said in an interview with Milk Tooth Rain. "When I was very young, I started making my own 'books' where I'd write and illustrate a story in old notebooks that I found. I also made my own comics at primary school. I would draw them and then photocopy them. I'd spend my pocket money buying 'Penny sweets' (sweets that cost 1p each) and sellotape them to the front cover of the comic. Then I sold the comics at school for 20p each."
Now a full-time professional illustrator, she's come a long way.
Added "Feminist" to my Twitter bio. This is my life now. pic.twitter.com/jouDhSW2Gv
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) March 24, 2015
Correll also, we've gleaned, has a thing for cats, pugs and puns. All of which makes her clever cartoons an absolute delight, no matter the subject matter. To all those aspiring illustrators out there, we'll leave you with this nugget of wisdom from the artist herself: "Don’t worry too much about being neat and tidy, that’s the point of a doodle. Relax and draw whatever comes into your head."
See more of her work below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
enough with the Disney Princess stuff already. pic.twitter.com/GDOodgMwFF
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) February 12, 2015
16 hot new eye make-up looks! pic.twitter.com/WwL1mD9X6H
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) March 19, 2015
Ghost fashuns. pic.twitter.com/pcynHkDou6
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) October 25, 2014
What's YOUR body type? pic.twitter.com/07dL0LjufT
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) January 22, 2015
Dangerous Seafood that you should avoid. pic.twitter.com/ekxStBlcTa
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) March 21, 2015
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) March 15, 2015
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) May 26, 2014
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) May 2, 2014
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) April 14, 2014
— gemma correll (@gemmacorrell) March 31, 2014