Kate Charlesworth Author of Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide

Video (1:05:28): Conversation with British cartoonist Kate Charlesworth author of Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide, a graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020.

Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide – A graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020
by Kate Charlesworth
Publisher: Myriad Editions (Graphic Novels) (25 July 2019)
Paperback: ‎272 pages
ISBN-10: ‎0993563341
ISBN-13: ‎978-0993563348
Dimensions: 18.03 x 2.79 x 23.88 cm

About the Cartoonist

Kate Charlesworth is a cartoonist and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh, originally from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. After art college in Manchester she began work as a freelance illustrator in London where, along with David Shenton – as cartoonists accidentally documented L&G – she was part of (as it was then known) the `golden age’ of Gay publishing. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, indie comics, exhibitions and electronic media and she has drawn storyboards for Hot Animation and Aardman Animations. In 2014 she collaborated with Mary and Bryan Talbot – 2012 Costa biography winners for their graphic novel Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – to illustrate Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, published by Jonathan Cape. In 2021 she took part in The ‘Rebel Dykes Art and Archive Show‘ that bought the Rebel Dykes group of artists back together for the first time in almost 40 years and unites important underrepresented cultural histories with contemporary dyke culture; inviting a variety of younger artists to exhibit new works alongside the dykes who paved their way.

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