Helen Courtney

Helen Kathleen Courtney (5 June 1952 – 4 March 2020) was a New Zealand cartoonist and illustrator, known for her work on Broadsheet.[1][2]

LifeEdit

Of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Te Āti Awa descent, Courtney grew up in West Auckland.[3]

CareerEdit

Courtney joined the Broadsheet collective in 1974, contributing cartoons and illustrations and designing the magazine between 1990 and 1991.[4][5] She published in a number of New Zealand publications including, Craccum (1983) and Tu Mai (1984).[5]

PublicationsEdit

  • Harpies & heroines : a cartoon history of women's changing roles (featured, 2003)
  • Broadsheet (designer, 1990-1991)
  • No body's perfect: a self-help book for women who have problems with food (illustrator, 1989)

ExhibitionsEdit

  • Killer Queen: Cartoons by Helen Courtney (2015), Charlotte Museum, Auckland[3]
  • Harpies & Heroines (2003), National Library of New Zealand[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grant, Ian F. "3. – Cartooning – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". teara.govt.nz. Retrieved 28 January 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Death Notice". Waikato Times. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b Fenton, Rachel (21 October 2015). "Three Words: in profile: helen courtney". Three Words. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ Lopesi, Lani (15 February 2018). "Broadsheet, New Zealand's Feminist Magazine Goes Digital". Design Assembly. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "ATL: Unpublished Collections". tiaki.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "History of the NZ Cartoon Archive | New Zealand Cartoon Archive". www.cartoons.org.nz. Retrieved 28 January 2019.