The Clubs

Flush Fatale highlights 54 influential women from history. Spanning women of countless eras and professions, the deck of cards shows the importance of women throughout the ages, and tells their stories via stunning full colours illustrations. Listed below are the Clubs in the deck of cards.

Accompanying each woman is a short biography of her life and achievements. A longer biography will be included in the Flush Fatale Booklet that is available in our Kickstarter. Check back often! These images will be updated with sketches, colour studies, and eventually the final art for each woman from history!

The Jokers  |  The Diamonds  |  The Hearts  |  The Spades

 
 
 
Maud Wagner
 

Maud Stevens Wagner

The Ace of Clubs
Illustrated by: Monica Amneus

Maud Stevens Wagner was a circus performer and the first known female tattoo artist in the United States.

 

 
 
 
 

Anna Yegorova

THE Two OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Elisabeth Baumgartner

Anna Yegorova was a pilot in the Red Army Air Force during the Second World War. She flew in total 277 liaison, reconnaissance and ground-attack missions and was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

Anna Yegorova
 
 
 
Thyra of Denmark
 

Thyra of Denmark

THE Three OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Kiri Leonard

Queen Thyra was the first Queen of Denmark from the Viking age. She is believed to have led an army against the Germans.

 
 
 
 

Jane Austen

THE Four OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Geneva Benton

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

Jane Austen
 
 
 
Florence Nightingale
 

Florence Nightingale

THE FIVE OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Jennifer Lee

Florence Nightingale was a foundational philosopher of modern nursing, statistician, and social reformer.

 
 
 
 

Amelia Earhart

THE Six OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Izzy Burton

Amelia Mary Earhart; an American aviation pioneer and author who was also the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Amelia Earhart
 
 
 
Marie Currie
 

Marie Currie

THE Seven OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Daria Theodora

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. 

 
 
 
 

Triệu Thị Trinh

THE Eight OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Angela Rizza

Triệu Thị Trinh was a female warrior in 3rd century Vietnam who managed, for a time, to successfully resist the Chinese state of Eastern Wu during its occupation of Vietnam

Triệu Thị Trinh
 
 
 
Zenobia
 

Zenobia

THE NINE OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Jennifer Black

Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria who led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire.

 
 
 
 

Mary Blair

THE Ten OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Leah Artwick

Mary Blair was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for their iconic films.

Mary Blair
 
 
 
Beatrix Potter
 

Beatrix Potter

THE Jack OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Helen Mask 

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

 
 
 
 

Rosalind Franklin

THE Queen OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Anastasia Wyatt

 

Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite.

Rosalind Franklin
 
 
 
Josephine Baker
 

Josephine Baker

THE King OF CLUBS
ILLUSTRATED BY: Keezy Young

Josephine Baker was a world-famous American-born French dancer, jazz and pop music singer, and actress who refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.