Sample page #2

The second sample page for my Oscar Wilde comics project. (Click for full size)

This scene is a recreation of William Frith's A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881, which stands as a pictorial record of Oscar Wilde's arrival on the London cultural scene. It also showcases the competing women's fashions of the day: the standard fashion, with tight corsets and large bustles, and the new aesthetic style championed by Wilde, characterised by loose gowns that hang from the shoulders. I've tagged all the famous guests. All except Wilde. You can probably find him without my help ;)

Discover more about Oscar Wilde's American lecture tour, and my comic about it, at