Monday 15th February 2021, 7-8.30pm
Guests this month are
Sayra Begum is an Illustrator based in Nottingham. In August 2020 Begum released her debut graphic novel, Mongrel, published by Knockabout Comics and supported by Art Council England. Mongrel tells the story of a girl growing up as a British Muslim caught between two cultures, challenging and tearing away the differences to reveal the common humanity. Begum is currently accepting commissions.
Graphic designer, comic artist and winner of the LDComics Award 2019!!! 😀
The Rickard Sisters
Scarlett and Sophie Rickard are graphic novelists. Collaborating on every stage of a project, Sophie makes up the stories and Scarlett draws the pictures. This has been going on since they were children, when Scarlett’s constant refrain was “Tell me what to draw!”
The sisters grew up in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and the culture and landscape of the north-west feature prominently in their first novel Mann’s Best Friend.
Their latest graphic novel is an adaptation of Robert Tressell’s working-class classic The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists with SelfMadeHero.
Scarlett is an illustrator and graphic artist living in Kent. Sophie is a writer and child counsellor living in Cheshire. They are both collie owners. Despite living hundreds of miles apart they work closely on every stage of their projects — and have a lot of fun doing it.
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