Kate Evans

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Kate Evans
Born Kate Evans
(1972-10-02) October 2, 1972 (age 44)
Montreal, Canada
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
Threads from the Refugee Crisis
http://cartoonkate.co.uk/

Kate Evans (b. 2 October 1972) is a British cartoonist, non-fiction author and graphic novelist.

Biography[edit]

Kate Evans was born in Montreal, Canada, but raised in Surrey, UK. She studied English literature at Sussex University in Brighton where she became involved in political opposition to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Here she became associated with the SchNEWS DIY activist news network, and she edited and contributed artwork to several annual editions of their output [1]. From 1995 to 1998 Evans dedicated herself to environmental activism, providing cartoon reportage from a tree house on the route of the Newbury Bypass for The Guardian newspaper. In 1998, Evans wrote, illustrated and published her account as Copse: the Cartoon Book of Tree Protesting. Since 2000, Evans has produced a series of non-fiction graphic works on a variety of social and political topics. The Food of Love: your formula for successful breastfeeding has become one of the UK’s bestselling titles on the subject, popularising attachment parenting techniques [2]. Evans subsequently authored and illustrated the pregnancy and birth manual Bump: how to make, grow and birth a baby. Red Rosa: a graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg,[3][4][5][6] an account of the life and work of revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award 2016. Evans returned to comics journalism with the book Threads from the Refugee Crisis,[7][8][9] reportage from the Calais Jungle. Threads was awarded the John C. Laurence Award from the Society of Authors in 2016. Evans now lives in Somerset, UK, with her husband and two children.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Threads from the Refugee Crisis (Verso Books, 2017)
  • Red Rosa: a graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg (Verso Books, 2015)
  • Bump: how to make, grow and birth a baby (Myriad Editions 2014)
  • The Food of Love: your formula for successful breastfeeding (Myriad Editions 2009)
  • Funny Weather: Everything you Didn’t Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out' (Myriad Editions 2006)
  • Copse: the Cartoon Book of Tree Protesting (self-published, 1998)

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