The journey begins – illustrations of The Widow
Scotney Castle sees a quick succession of tragic deaths leaving the lady of the house, Anne, and her young son, Edward, alone in the world. Anne takes Edward away from the cursed place, raising him in health and happiness in Mayfair with the cream of high society.
However, after completing his law degree at Oxford, Edward cannot resist the lure to return to Scotney and claim his inheritance. Despite his mother’s protests.
The story is set in the Victorian.
A story of hope, despair and rebirth.
After the battle of Waterloo in 1815 came a long period of peace and prosperity during which those who could afford not to work were able to divert their attentions to the study of the sciences and arts.
Scientific advances meant that wealthy people were becoming more interested in, and able to influence, their health. Sanitation reforms were made and soap was the main product shown in the relatively new phenomenon of advertising. They also wanted to be seen to have the best and newest technologies on the market, which drove the rise of an increasingly bizarre and elaborate array of inventions.
Becky Palmer makes comics and picturebooks. In 2012, she began publishing her own and other people’s comics in LOAf Magazine, an irregular anthology for children and adults. Since then, she has been self-publishing comics and attending comics and book fairs in the hope of selling some.
Her first graphic novel, La Soupière Magique, was published by Éditions Sarbacane in 2014. Becky is currently completing research through practice at Anglia Ruskin University, alongside ongoing work in narrative illustration. She teaches drawing and illustration at Worcester University.
Write to her: becky.l.palmer[at]gmail.com