In this episode a writer and an artist talk to a writer and an artist...
Scarlett and Sophie Rickard are graphic novelists. Collaborating on every stage of a project, Sophie makes up the stories and Scarlett draws the pictures. This has been going on since they were children, when Scarlett’s constant refrain was “Tell me what to draw!”
The sisters grew up in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and the culture and landscape of the north-west feature prominently in their first novel Mann’s Best Friend.
Our own Josie Moon (who makes up stories) and Sarah Palmer (who draws pictures) talk to Scarlett and Sophie about their process in creating the stunning graphic novel of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (available in all good bookshops and from their website at https://rickardsisters.com).
Gertrude the dog makes an early vocal appearance, one joy of home-working!
Intro and Outro music: 'Jerusalem' by Paul Robeson (1939); Lyrics, William Blake (1804); Composed, Hubert Parry (1916); Contributor, Internet Archive.
Interval music: 'Street Gang' by Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance from the album Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance (1975), written by (Lane, O'lochlainn, Steve Simpson.
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