Queenside is an animated website/comic. It introduces its readers to three accomplished chess players; Judit Polgar, Phiona Mutesi and Nona Gaprindashvili. All drawings were hand-drawn using charcoal, and all animated elements were hand-drawn.

 

Over lockdown, I began learning the play chess. As I learned rules, openings, terminology, techniques and strategy, I also began researching prominent chess players. Nearly all famous chess players throughout history have been men, and I was disappointed at how common misogynist digs are in the top ranks of the game, so I was keen to research women chess players.

   Initially it came from a place of personal interest to improve my ability at my new found hobby; chess. But after reading about an array of different women chess players, I decided I wanted to focus my illustration degree final major project on women in chess. 

Link to YouTube to view in full screen: QUEENSIDE

To view the original website (ONLY SUITABLE FOR DESKTOP VIEWING): QUEENSIDE - WEB

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