After five volumes and 15 issues, it’s time we pay tribute to the inspiration behind our name (in case you were wondering, cléo is a reference to the titular character from the 1962 classic Cléo de 5 à 7). A legendary filmmaker whose oeuvre spans seven decades (and counting!), Agnès Varda has both shaped and disrupted the cinematic landscape through her expansive, radical empathy and vivid aesthetic vision.
Cover art by Alejandra Espino. She loves comics, vintage photos, old movies and all things nostalgia. She’s always on the lookout for women’s stories in any medium and any context. She lives and works in Mexico City.