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Kate Evans, cartoonist, author and public speaker. 

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Red Rosa, the graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg is my latest book, released by Verso in the UK and New York. Selected as a ‘graphic book of the year’ choice by both the Independent and Observer newspapers, it has been so successful that it sold out here in the UK on the day of its official launch. We also have Bump: how to make grow and birth a baby, a truly groundbreaking ‘choose your own adventure’ approach to fertility, pregnancy and birth, as well as British breastfeeding bestseller The Food of Love. And Threads is a piece of cartoon reportage from a very brief stint volunteering at the Calais ‘refugee camp’. I hope it helps raise awareness of a truly devastating humanitarian catastrophe.

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“Kate Evans is one of the most original talents in comics I’ve seen in a long time.” Steve Bell, The Guardian.

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Iowa Caucus

The US presidential nomination soap opera is more compelling than usual ...
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Radio Rosa

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Two audio interviews about Red Rosa: Interview with Mitchel Cohen, WBIA radio New York. Francesca Rheannon: The Writer's Voice podcast (also contains fascinating interview with Ted Rall about Edward Snowden) ...
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Broadly interview: Rosa Luxemburg, the cat lady.

[This interview by Colette Shade is from Broadly, the women's bits of Vice] Doomed revolutionary, a sexual renegade, a dynamo with a limp, and a prescient critic of both capitalism and Bolshevism, Rosa Luxemburg's extraordinary life has always deserved a wider audience. Full of travel, political drama, sexual freedom and intellectual feuds — Luxemburg's journey out of Poland to becoming a leader of the German Communist uprising certainly contains enough excitement to fill the pages of a graphic novel. Thankfully, Kate Evans—a jovial, pink-haired British cartoonist—was commissioned to write and illustrate a ...
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Interview on Red Rosa: Truth Out talk artistic process and economic prescience.

[This article by Joe Macaré accompanies Truth Out's feature of Red Rosa as its Progressive Pick] Red Rosa's author is British cartoonist Kate Evans, hailed by the Guardian's Steve Bell as "one of the most original talents in comics I've seen in a long time." Truthout spoke with Evans about how the project came to be, how Luxemburg's prose inspired the book's art and what lessons we can learn today from the life and works of this extraordinary woman. Joe Macaré: Where did the idea come from to do a graphic biography ...
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Merry Christmas and all that.

Massive <3 to John McDonnell for defending his Who's Who entry ("hobbies: fermenting world revolution") on the Today programme. "Oh no, I don't regret it at all." ...
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Mr Trump.

Donald Trump cartoon: ...
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Not bad for a Sunday morning scribble.

I spent last Sunday morning drawing Jeremy Corbyn in coloured pencils (because it's quicker than ink). I stuck it up on Facebook and twitter, and felt guilty about the kids spending three hours in front of CBeebies. I didn't even load it onto my blog. Looks like I hit a nerve. Check out these viewing figures! More viral than my hideous cold.   Thank you social media. (update: 109,000 and counting. This social meeja business is addictive) ...
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Threads. The Calais cartoon.

Eight hundred and fifty thousand people fled for their lives to Europe last year. (At least three thousand four hundred and six people died in the Mediterranean sea.) Of that great mass of people, a few thousand have washed up Calais, France, trying to attempt the dangerous crossing to England. By the French and British governments, they've been hung out to dry.   I have 15,000 free 16-page, full-colour comics of this cartoon available which you can use to raise money for refugees. (Thank you everybody who donated to the crowd funder to make this ...
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#piggate

Some things are way too obvious for a cartoon. Instead, here's a picture inspired by the Today programme's complete inability to report today's news.     ...
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#budget2015

Today, in a country which is becoming rapidly more unequal, and where rising numbers of people are reliant on food banks, including those in work, the Government reveals exactly how they are booting more people into the poverty trap (that they abolished the definition of last week). – People claiming tax credits used to be able to earn £6480 a year before their tax credits started tapering away. Now that is reduced to £3850. With the new higher taper of 48p in the pound, that's taking £1262.40 a year out of ...
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Welfare Queen

A cartoon to commemorate the christening of the laverly Princess Charlotte Gawd-Bless-er-Little-Cotton-Socks.     ...
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‘Partners too’ – illustrations from the partner’s perspective

The partner's experience is usually overlooked when women miscarry. The Miscarriage Association sought to rectify that, and commissioned these illustrations based on interviews with partners, both men and women. You can see them here with the quotes from those interviews, or you can view them below without captions. Dr Petra Boynton, writing in the Lancet, explores how the emotional impact of miscarriage on both parents is often ignored: 'The very first cartoon Kate drew took me straight back to the darkened room with the sonographer and her “I'm sorry, I can't see anything”. It easily ...
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‘Teens too’ – illustrations on teenage miscarriage

Another commission from the Miscarriage Association, this time tackling the stigma, judgement, assumptions and isolation that younger women suffer when they lose a baby.       ...
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How monkey mama does it

When I market-tested this chapter, some readers assumed it was about birth. It's not. It's about birth. It's about what has happened when women have had babies since time immemorial. I gave it a historical setting because it's a primal creation myth: it's the story of a maiden, a mother and a crone. Oh, and I also wanted to be able to draw women with hairy fannies without it being a political statement.   ...
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NHS plc

They privatised the NHS. Did anyone notice yet? You can buy a printable poster version of this cartoon here.     ...
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Let’s play Welfare Reform!

What lucky prize will you win? Higher childcare costs? Housing benefit caps? Payday loans? Workfare? Scum on down! Let's play.. ...
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The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

It's here. It's scary. My latest cartoon for The Spark magazine says it all ...
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Fracking hell…

Imagine if our climate was destabilised by greenhouse gas emissions and severe weather events erupted all over the world, trashing crops, wiping out wildlife and killing people... Imagine the international response was nothing more meaningful than a promise to maybe keep discussing the problem, generating more hot air... And the national response was to bury our collective heads in the Marcellus Shale Rock that lies deep beneath our green and pleasant land..   Discover more about fracking here ...
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Thatcherism

I don't remember this happening before. When a UK politician dies, I don't remember them being elevated to the status of royalty. I don't ever recall a £10million public funeral with full military honours , Parliament being recalled for an entire day of eulogising and a nice fat expenses cheque for each MP. When Winston Churchill died, Parliament dedicated half an hour to speeches in his memory, then they got back on with the job of running the country. This. Is. Not. Normal. And what is particularly abnormal is, that those who ...
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The Lego cartoon.

It all starts with hoovering. Bloody hoovering. Where will it end?   ...
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Fifty Shades of Grey

From the non-summer of 2012: ...
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Carbon Supermarket

Read my companion comic to Funny Weather. The international response to climate change can be summed up in two broad strands. Firstly, there's all the things we should be doing, but aren't. Then, there's all the stuff we are doing, but shouldn't be. Carbon trading falls into this second category, and this cartoon explains why. Copies of the comic were taken to the COP 15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. I hope it helped.                                   ...
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Seven bloody years

The UK and US occupation of Iraq. An unfinished project.   ...
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Funny Weather We’re Having at the Moment…

Here is the first chapter of Funny Weather: Everything you Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out, possibly the best book ever written on climate change (and certainly the funniest). You can read it for free. Just click the picture ...
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Big Brother

Iris scans... DNA databases... the National Identity Register... facial recognition systems... numberplate tracking... Isn’t the Surveillance State getting a bit out of hand? Kids in prison... curfews... ASBOs handed out for doing things that aren’t against the law... people stuck in house arrest without charge or trial... refugees deported for their beliefs, facing torture and execution... anti-terrorism legislation being used to target pacifists... It’s all a bit worrying, if you think about it... A race to the bottom in public standards... tabloid editors dictating the political agenda... The War on Terror – ...
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Blood for oil

These two cartoons, unfortunately, never get old.             ...
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…this isn’t news.

I spent eleven days with the International Solidarity Movement in Jerusalem and the West Bank in 2002. I am not about to claim that this gave me a thorough knowledge of the conflict there, but it did give me a snapshot of life in an occupied nation. The bureaucratic complexity of Palestinian oppression by the Israeli state really hit home. As always, it's about the stories that don't make the news...                   ...
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What would you do for money?

A poem and artoon about global capitalism. This cartoon originally appeared in Copse: the Cartoon Book of Tree Protesting. While we're on the subject, what would I do for money? This ...
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My first cartoon

This is my first proper cartoon. Isn't it cute? Look, I did the lettering with brush tippex, before tippex pens were heard of, or photoshop. I got this printed as a postcard and put it in some shops in Brighton. Some time in the following century, my sister saw this postcard on an Australian lesbian TV drama, propped against the mirror of one of the characters. This means that I have achieved World Cartoon Domination, and can now die happy ...
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Website Design

Thanks to Lisa Cole at Naked Website, my marvellous webmistress. You too can employ her, tho I think she has a waiting list, because she is great. (Btw, she didn't write this post, I did.)   ...
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