Join Glasgow Women’s Library for the launch of acclaimed cartoonist Kate Charlesworth’s Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide—a stunning graphic memoir that presents a glorious pageant of LGBT history, featuring personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and focusing on key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear is a milestone itself in LGBT history.
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.