Nicola and Sarah have each used comics to address traumatic, highly personal experiences in their lives - Sarah Leavitt’s moving graphic memoir Tangles, now out on Jonathan Cape, chronicles how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, and those around her, forever. Nicola Streeten’s Billy, Me and You, just released by Myriad, is a retrospective reflection of the experience of losing her two year old child thirteen years ago. In this fascinating conversation, they talked about both their books, shared their experiences and discussed the use of comics to address such emotional subjects.
The Orbiting Pod recorded the whole thing for your listening pleasure.
This is an enhanced podcast, with embedded images accompanying the audio. It’s best viewed on itunes or quicktime.