PERIPHRONY II: NESTING by Oriana Franceschi
A4, 44 pages, full colour digital printing throughout, perfect bound,.
‘Written and created by Oriana Franceschi with illustrations from Alison Wood, Molly Jones, Liese Krueger and Ceitidh Chalmers.
With their men gone, the women of Ithaca go about rebuilding their city to better suit themselves. Meanwhile, along other threads in time, Rani Chennamma fights for the independence of 17th century Kittur, Silicon Valley repeats familiar patterns, and the first woman in space orbits the Earth in a craft that may never descend…
In the series, we explore stories about various political, artistic, and scientific movements throughout history and from around the world. We look at the way these have thrived due to women's contributions, only to undermine or completely reject any legacy of those women's involvement once their work came to fruition.
Weaving all of the stories together and spanning every issue of the comic is a retelling of The Odyssey, in which we stay with the women left behind as they form their own version of the first, famous, Greek democracy.’