We are all boiling frogs…

Cartoons from my regular strip in New Internationalist Magazine. We are all boiling frogs.   Image description: two frogs in a pan of water on a gas ring. First frog exclaims, in anguish, “Melting ice! Record-breaking temperatures! Unexpected flooding! We should be worried about climate change RIGHT NOW!!!”. Second frog is laid-back and unworried. “Oh, you’re such a doom-monger. Why can’t … Read More

As probably not endorsed by Keira Knightley or Kristen Bell

DON’T CALL ME PRINCESS! Don’t Call Me Princess has arrived. It’s the feminist retake on fairy tales that I can’t believe that nobody else has ever written before. It’s launched, and it’s lovely. My other books pale beside its bubblegum brightness and its cheery, cheeky illustrations. Of course, I still love my previous books, and I used to think they … Read More

Don’t Call Me Princess! – the backstory.

thumbnail from Don't Call Me Princess

The How, When and Why of Don’t Call Me Princess Our story starts, dear reader, about five years ago when my daughter looked like this: Quite little, huh? And we were in the Sure Start Centre (RIP), at playgroup, and there was a dressing-up box, and she put on a blue shiny dress. You know the sort – the ones … Read More

Wanna own a picture of Boris Johnson as a pile of snot?

Hello Internets. I am selling the original artwork for this, my first ever Canary political cartoon post. It’s a very tidy, vibrant colour pencil piece with, as a bonus, Rees-Mogg as a vampire impaled on his own crucifix. £900 ono. Gwan, celebrate the dying days of this Tory Government (I hope I’m not premature.)   UPDATE: Half of the proceeds … Read More

The Threads excerpts on the Internets

A few different media outlets have been intrigued by my latest graphic novel, and ran Threads excerpts. Vice.com took a section about the impressive volunteer relief effort in Calais. They laid it out really nicely, and it’s lovely self-contained section. Unfortunately, they then added the horrendously click-baity title “Inside the Notorious Camp Where Refugees Sewed Their Lips Shut” which, frankly, made … Read More

The problem is not going to go away

Kate Evans is the creator of the recently published, and critically acclaimed, Red Rosa, a graphic biography of the revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, but her most recent comic is set not in the past but in the present: Threads: The Calais Cartoon is her account of volunteering in the Calais Jungle refugee camp, France. The short online comic shows the human side of a … Read More

The power of graphic journalism

How does it feel to be a refugee in Calais? To be living in a tent in the shantytown known as the Jungle? Who are these people who have risked everything on the chance of a new life? These are the questions cartoonist Kate Evans asks in her new book Threads. An example of graphic reportage, Evans went and worked … Read More

Read the first chapter. Threads: the Calais Cartoon

This is the original blog post that I wrote in October 2015 after a brief visit to the Calais Jungle refugee camp. Threads: the Calais cartoon. After I got back, the comic kind of vomited itself out of me. I was overwhelmed by the experience of meeting the people living in the Jungle, but that’s nothing compared to the reality … Read More

A day at Dunkirk refugee camp.

“The worst refugee camp in the world” Here’s some art that I’ve worked up, potentially for the Dunkirk refugee camp section of Threads. It’s historic now, in that the camp was closed down and replaced with a far better one in March of this year. It’s still good to make a record of what has been described as the worst … Read More