Creative Conversations, 27 Jan: illustrator and graphic novelist Kate Charlesworth

Kate Charlesworth is a cartoonist and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh. She is originally from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. After art college in Manchester Kate 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.

Kate’s 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 the graphic novel Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – to illustrate Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, published by Jonathan Cape. Her graphic memoir, Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide is out now.

Come along to Creative Conversations on Monday 27 January to hear Kate Charlesworth in conversation with Creative Writing’s Zoe Strachan, 1pm-2pm at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.

All Creative Conversations events are free and open to the publi


First published: 20 January 2020