‘Panel Show’: Comic Book Art at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery

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Graphic authors Jade Sarson, Kate Charlesworth, Una and Darryl Cunningham are taking part in a comic book art exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, alongside Jacky Fleming, Joe Decie, John Pearson, Jonathan Edwards and Mawil.

Kate Charlesworth is a cartoonist and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh. In 2014 she collaborated with Mary and Bryan Talbot to illustrate Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, published by Jonathan Cape. Her graphic memoir, Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide is currently The Observer’s graphic novel of the month.

Darryl Cunningham is the cartoonist/writer of Psychiatric TalesScience TalesSupercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy and  Graphic Science. All factual based books that explore subjects as diverse as mental health, science, economics and politics. Darryl’s forthcoming title, Billionaires, will be published by Myriad in November 2019, with artwork from within featuring in the exhibition.

Jade Sarson won the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2014 (with an extract from their book For the Love of God, Marie!) and was also nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the 2013 British Comic Awards.  Their work is a fusion of British and Japanese influences, and combines digital and traditional techniques; it has been featured in Neo MagazineElectric Bloom Webzine, and in anthologies such as Leek and Sushi and Parallel Lives.

Una is a comics artist and writer. Her first graphic novel Becoming Unbecoming has been widely translated and was featured on BBC Radio 4 Open Book and Woman’s Hour, Oprah.com and in Newsweek and Elle magazine. Una’s comic book Cree was commissioned by New Writing North and Durham Book Festival.

The exhibition will run from 21 September – 10 November. More information coming soon.