Monday 12 June 2023
Global Online Monthly 

Hosted by Wallis Eates

with guest speakers


The Rickard Sisters https://rickardsisters.com/
Amelie Persson 
Bryony Attenburrow 

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The Rickard Sisters
Sophie and Scarlett Rickard are sisters who make graphic novels. Sophie does the words and Scarlett draws the pictures. 

In Autumn 2022 they brought out No Surrender, with SelfMadeHero. This book is a graphic adaptation of Constance Maud’s suffrage classic, and is like a sister for their previous book, the Eisner-nominated The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (also with SMH). Written in the same era (the 1910s), the book is another piece of authentic fiction written by a marginalised person about their experiences. Where The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is about being poor in a system designed by and for the rich, No Surrender is all about being female in a world designed by and for men.

@therickardsisters (Instagram)

Amelie Persson
Amelie Persson is a swedish-german artist, working freelance since 2011. She has worked and lived in New York, London and now Frankfurt, where she runs her own studio. Recent works include a mural and originals in the historic museum Frankfurt and a large-sized public art called ‚True Colours‘. From July on her illustrated sketchbooks will be on display in an exhibition of the typography museum Klingspor. She gives talks and workshops and works on several new book projects. Her latest publication is the illustration of an award-winning book about body diversity ‘Wie siehst du denn aus? Warum es normal nicht gib’.


Bryony Attenburrow

Bryony Attenburrow is a cartoonist and comic book artist based in the UK. Her work largely focuses on themes of transformation, change and metamorphosis, taking inspiration from the natural world, as well as her own experience of chronic illness and disability. 

Bryony is currently on the Arts & Homelessness International: Associates Leadership Programme for 2023 – 2024: a development programme for artists with lived experience of homelessness. 

Her comic strip ‘Home Sweet Home’ has recently been published by All Is Not Well: Comics About Care and Cardiff University.

@bryonyattenburrow (Instagram)

@bryonyattenburrow (Pinterest)





28-30 July 2023

Start Your Graphic Memoir

An Immersive Residential Weekend Workshop
with Dr Nicola Streeten

Reflective practise online support group for autobiographical comic makersLearn more about the Hard Stories programme:  Contact Wallis for further information.

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