A comic about the motif in film noir of the femme fatale, who is her own 'victim'. Exploring the idea of a female character archetype whose enticement to deadly scenarios is placed onto herself, referencing film noir tropes and cheap pulp-y printing. 


The woman recounts her history of fatal impulses. In making this, I realised that most of these experiences are ones of self harm and suicidal ideation. Through looking at these tendencies, many of which reference my own history of mental health problems- this femme fatale's deadly urges are unwanted but attractive, in a similar way to the male protagonist of a film noir is entrapped and enticed by the siren like woman.


This narrative places the femme fatale as both characters, betrayed by herself but implicit in the acts and the seduction.

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