Woman Power 03- Sue Coe


Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is an English artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. She grew up close to a slaughterhouse and developed a passion to stop cruelty to animals. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001. She currently lives in upstate New York. Her work is highly political, often directed against capitalism and cruelty to animals.


Her work has appeared in The New York Times, RAW, and Time magazine, and her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museum around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Her previous books include How to Commit Suicide in South Africa (1983), X (1986), Dead Meat (1996) and Pit’s Letter (2000). Judith Brody co-authored Bully with Coe in 2004.

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