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Christine Roche is French-Canadian illustrator, cartoonist, teacher and film-maker who lives and works in London. Her work has appeared in several books, magazines, and national newspapers. She now paints.

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Christine Roche
Born 1939


Christine Roche has illustrated many books, both for children and adults, and worked for a number of leading publishers. She has produced animated films for Channel 4 and UNICEF, and lectured in various colleges including the London College of Communication, the Royal College of Art and the National Institute of Design (NID) in India.

Roche cartooned for the publication Spare Rib before co-founding and self-publishing Sourcream in 1979 with Jo Nesbitt, Liz Mackie and Lesley Ruda. More underground British women cartoonists became involved in Sourcream No. 2, which was published in 1981 by the Sheba Feminist Press in paperback.

Roche joined a number of collectives including the Kids Book Group, and the Hackney Flashers collective of feminist photographers which started in the 1970s and produced exhibitions on 'Women at Work' and 'Who's Holding the Baby?'.

She is author of I'm Not a Feminist But...(1985) which she made into an animated film with Marjut Rimminen.

She also co-directed the short animated films The Stain (1991) and Someone Must Be Trusted (1987).

In addition, she designed the characters in the children's television cartoon series Treasure

Her work appears in the anthology Funny Girls - Cartooning for Equality edited by Diane Atkinson (Penguin Books 1997), and The Inking Woman: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate.

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