East Marshian Chronicles

The Graphic Novel of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists with Scarlett and Sophie Rickard

July 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6
The Graphic Novel of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists with Scarlett and Sophie Rickard
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East Marshian Chronicles
The Graphic Novel of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists with Scarlett and Sophie Rickard
Jul 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 6

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.

 Their latest graphic novel is an adaptation of Robert Tressell’s working-class classic The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists with SelfMadeHero.

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.

Find out more
Josie Moon
Sarah Palmer
https://rickardsisters.com
wea.org.uk
eastmarshunited.org

Show Notes

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.

 Their latest graphic novel is an adaptation of Robert Tressell’s working-class classic The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists with SelfMadeHero.

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.

Find out more
Josie Moon
Sarah Palmer
https://rickardsisters.com
wea.org.uk
eastmarshunited.org