The Strumpet is the successor to Whores of Mensa.
Issue 1: The Dress-Up Issue!Edit
- The Strumpet is a brand new comic from the creators of Whores of Mensa, uniting small press stars from the UK and the US in one glamorous package of comics goodness. Ellen Lindner did the cover for this inaugural issue, and there are some real goodies inside - brand new work by Mardou, Jeremy Day, Kripa Joshi, Tanya Meditzky, and many more. Also included are reviews of new comics by Badaude and J. Homersham, among others, and a short story by Philadelphia-based writer Katie Haegele.
The issue was funded through Kickstarter to $1,705 pledged of a $1,000 goal with 103 backers.
Published November 2011
Cover by Ellen Lindner
- Miss Moti and a Modern Fairy Tale by Kripa Joshi
- Photo SHOT by Patrice Aggs
- The Cat's Pajamas by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
- Dressing Up: The Future by Tanya Meditzky
- Mint Condition by Mardou
- Interview with Katie Haegele
- Me and My Sari by Ellen Lindner
- Suster Bertken by Maartje Schalkx
- Project Paper Doll by Jeremy Day
- "The Strumpet's Bookshelf" reviews of Luchadoras by Peggy Adam, Finder: Voice by Carla Speed McNeil, Chester 5000 by Jess Fink, Talk to the Scarf Cos the Face Ain't Listening by Sofia Niazi, London Walks by Badaude, Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol, Chuckle Sandwich by J. Homersham, Ethel Sparrowhawk's Terrible Hangover by Steve Tillotson and Jemima von Schindelberg
- Passion for Fashion by Lucy Sweet
- Cute Dress by Katie Haegele
- Shopping Trip by Emily Ryan Lerner
- The Good Witch by Megan Kelso
Issue 2: The Travel IssueEdit
- The Strumpet, a ladies' transatlantic comics magazine, brings together emerging talent from the US and UK, bridging the gap in our common linguistic culture.
- Editrix Ellen says, "When I was living in the UK people always asked if anyone does comics there - and of course they do! With the Strumpet I'd like to introduce my US friends to my fave UK cartoonists, and vice versa."
- This massive, 96 page black and white comic (#2, 2012) is themed around travel, and features work by Robin Ha, Julia Scheele, Emily Ryan Lerner, Alison Sampson, Ellen Lindner and many more. If you ever wanted to go the bottom of the ocean, ride the Italian rails, or follow Bill Murray around a film set, this is your chance!
The second Strumpet Kickstarter received $2,134 of funding from 116 backers, surpassing its $1,200 goal by 177%.
Published November 2012
Cover by Jeremy Day
- See the World They Said by Myfanwy Tristram
- Trenitalia by Robin Ha
- Shadows by Rachael Ball
- Mr. Murray by Ellen Lindner
- A Peep at the Deep by J. Homersham
- Halfway Home by Jeremy Day
- Deaf by Patrice Aggs
- An extract from Choices by Nicole Streeten
- My Great-Grandfather's Bike Shop by Maartje Schalkx
- From Brussels to Moscow by Karrie Fransman
- Girls on Top by Alison Sampson
- Luggage by Shamisa Debroey
- At the Studio by Badaude
- Going Places by Tanya Meditzky
- Homesick by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
- Gillim by Juhyun Choi
- On the Shelves of Strumpets Reviews, includes reviews of Naked in the City written by Liliana Velez, Please, God, Find Me a Husband by Simone Lia, The Sky in Stereo 1 by Mardou, Go Wildlife! by Gill Hatcher, Team Girl Comic, and Romantic Bison by Lizz Lunney
- Road Trip! by Emily Ryan Lerner
- The 171 Bus Route by Julia Scheele
- The X-Y Drop Off Point by Marguerite Dabaie
- The Next Life of Ruzell by Kat Roberts
Back cover by Kripa Joshi
Issue 3: The Tasty IssueEdit
- The Strumpet is back for an epic third issue - and this time, the theme is 'tasty'. We asked creators new and returning what they found tasty - and we think you'll be as surprised as we were by the results. Food, sex, and, erm, opera are amongst the avenues of exploration chosen by our Strumpets - not that they stop there! Ever wonder where your street food comes from? Ever fancy a catfight between Sookie Stackhouse and Bella from Twilight? Well, then read on!
- Why order now? With comics by Hannah Berry, Robin Ha, Hazel Newlevant, Colleen Frakes, Hayley Gold, Dre Grigoropol, Ellen Lindner, Kripa Joshi, Jennifer Hayden, Freya Harrison, Becky Hawkins, and many more; an interview with foodie comix queen Sarah Becan and a beefy review section bursting with comics we love and loathe, everyone's fave transatlantic lady annual is better than ever.
- PLUS! Color endpapers by British knitting artists Deadly Knitshade.
Published November 2013
Cover by Kripa Joshi
- 19,999 Feet by Hannah Berry
- A Burger's Lament by Freya Harrison
- Achingly Hip by Patrice Aggs
- Miss Moti and the Tasty Treat by Kripa Yoshi
- Pest! by Rachel Yelding
- Inteview: Getting Up Close & Tasty with Sarah Becan
- Stir Fry: A Reluctant Ode by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
- Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Ginger Tahini Cookies by Hazel Newlevant
- Tasty Healing by Elena Vitagliano
- To a Bacchant by Glynnis Fawkes
- Recipe: Razor Clam Cioppino by Colleen Frakes
- Josh and Anna's Top 5 Global Dishes illustrated by Ellen Lindner
- Small Stories by Louisa "Una" Parker
- Bad Taste Good Taste by Robin Ha
- The Taste of Peaches by Hayley Gold
- Clandestine Meetings by Joan Reilly
- On the Strumpet's Shelf: Reviews of Where the Mountain Came From by Caroline Picard, Adi Parva - Churning of the Oceans by Amruta Patil, Lou #9-15 by Melissa Mendes, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley, Get Jiro by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Langdon Foss, and José Villarubia, and The Property by Rutu Modan.
- Rare Chested Boy Safari by Anna Bas Backer
- The Birth of Tasty by Ellen Lindner
- Golden Angel by Dre Grigoropol
- Avocado by Mair Thomas
- History of My Lust by Jennifer Hayden
- Untitled by Maartje Schalkx
- Recipe: Delish Radish by Robin Ha
- Untitled by Becky Hawkins
- Back Cover: Dinner at Eight by Kristyna Baczynski
Issue 4: The Friendship IssueEdit
- This latest installment is all about lady friends -- from best friends forever to friend with a question mark. Our fourth issue explores the highs, the lows, the joys, the sorrows, the awesomeness and the awkwardness of female friendship. Come for the sexual tensions, sibling rivalries, and other miscellaneous dramatics! Stay for the heartwarming resolutions, and for the sharing of fried foodstuffs. We're aiming for 50+ pages of comics, reviews, and interviews - this issue's interview subject is Robot Dreams and Bake Sale author Sara Varon.
Published January 2015
Cover by Ellen Lindner
- Anna Bas Backer
- Audrey Weber
- Becky Hawkins
- Casandra Grullon
- Cliodhna Lyons
- Colleen Frakes
- Dre Grigoropol
- Ellen Lindner
- Evie Fridel
- Francesca Cassavetti
- Glynnis Fawkes
- Hayley Gold
- Katie Fricas
- Lara Antal
- Noel Franklin
- Patrice Aggs
- Rachel Yelding
- ↑ The Strumpet: A Transatlantic Flight of Comics Fancy!, Kickstarter.com. Launched 5 Oct 2011, Accessed 17 Nov 2012
- ↑ The Strumpet 2- A Second Transoceanic Blaze of Comics Glory!, Kickstarter.com, Created 10 Sept 2012, Accessed 17 Nov 2012.