Comics Memory pp 251-258 | Cite as

The Marie Duval Archive: Memory and the Development of the Comic Strip Canon

  • Simon GrennanEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)


This section describes the creation and publishing of The Marie Duval Archive, a free online image archive which brings together the known extant work of pioneering London cartoonist and theater actress Marie Duval (1847–1890). It shows how analysis of the current canon of nineteenth-century comic strips influenced both the purpose and the form of The Marie Duval Archive. Considering the impact of digitization and remote archiving on the canon, this section ends by delineating the specific relationships between archive, canon, and memory that The Marie Duval Archive articulates, relative to the disappearance from scholarly and public view of Duval’s work (with one notable exception) since the appearance of her last drawings in the 1880s.


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  1. 1.University of ChesterChesterUK

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