I KNOW WHAT I AM TP
(W/A) Gina Siciliano
Against the backdrop of a repressive and violent 17th Century Rome, I Know What I Am tells the story of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. In a world where the Catholic Church controls everything, this extraordinary woman challenges the society she was born into and becomes a groundbreaking artist.
Using solely ballpoint pens, Seattle artist Gina Siciliano creates a unique work that interprets Renaissance and Baroque style through an entirely new lens. Bridging the modern "low" art of comics with the traditionally "high" art of painting, Siciliano comments on our forgotten past, the ways we define progress, and the history of women in art as a whole.
Volume 1 NEW EDITION! The True Story of Artemisia Gentileschi
A period full of philosophers, criminals, plagues, inquisitions, lecherous church officials and high-profile artist celebrities is the backdrop for this graphic novel series that serves as both an art history lesson and a coming-of-age father/daughter story, as well as a new look at the history of sexual violence.
Volume 2 The Trial of 1612
As Artemisia strives to become a professional artist in 17th Century Rome, she must also fight to uphold her honor after her father's coworker brutally attacks her. With the help of a family friend, Artemisia and her father take the perpetrator to court, sparking a complex and suspenseful battle both similar to and different from contemporary legal practice.