Last night I went to an event hosted by the Glasgow Women’s Library where Kate Charlesworth, cartoonist, illustrator and writer but completely unknown to me, told a small audience about her new graphic novel, also completely unknown to me.
I’ve never read a graphic novel and to be frank, never had a shred of desire to. Where yesterday this was a fact, today it’s a down right embarrassment. I now know I’m missing out on so much.
The informal ‘chat’ with Kate was a fantastic way to hear about how Sally Heathcote – Suffragette was crafted with her co- authors. Kate is a thoroughly entertaining woman in her own right, but the story of this novel’s creation was fascinating.
Underneath the painstaking methodology of crafting a graphic novel sits an historically accurate account of the suffrage movement- it’s tenacity, it’s ingenuity and its violence – which I can’t wait to read.
A review will be with you shortly….