Collection MS 427 - Nicola Streeten's Billy, Me &You Collection

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MS 427


Nicola Streeten's Billy, Me &You Collection


  • 2008-2011 (Creation)

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1 small box

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(fl 2009-)

Biographical history

Dr. Nicola Streeten is an academic, illustrator, cultural anthropologist, historian of British cartoonists, expert in the history of women cartoonists and British graphic novelist. Streeten is the co-founder of Laydeez Do Comics and co-author of The Inking Woman: the history of British female cartoonistswith Cath Tate. A comics scholar, lecturer and award-winning comics creator, as well as a philanthropist and illustrator, her award-winning graphic novel "Billy, Me & You" details Streeten coping with the death of her son.

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Files relating to 'Billy, Me & You' /1 Liquorice Number 1 (2008) Plowman Press, NJ Streeten and Sally Plowman, this is the first serialised comics of Billy, Me & You in the chapter "My Graphic Novel" /2 Liquorice Number 3 (2009) Plowman Press, /3 Liquorice Number 4 (2010) Plowman Press /4 Liquorice Number 5 (2010) Plowman Press /5 Liquorice Number 6 (2011) Plowman Press /6 Liquorice Number 7 (2011) Plowman Press, piece on the process of making Billy, Me & You /7 Letter from Nicola to Golnar Nabizadeh dated 21 May 2018 about the accession /8 Small brown envelope titled BMY Chap 4, within it are the proofs for Billy, Me & You Chpater 4, as well as some handwritten notes and planning pages. /9 White Large letter envelope labeled "Billy, Me & You Chapter 5 (Liq 6)", within are her original art for the chapter, drafts, notes, thumbnails, and different versions of pages, character studies and roughs /10 Large brown envelope labeled Billy Me & You Chpater 6, within are some original art pieces, drafts, notes, thumbnails, roughs, a chapter plan /11 Large Yellowish envelope labeled Billy, Me & You Draft 3 April/May 2011, included within are a greeting card labeled A-Z of Toddlers, prints, proofs, thumbnails, labels, original art on journal pages /12 Large orange folder labeled Billy, Me & You Chapter 7 Jan 11, magazine clipping, proofs and original art /13 Large green folder labeled Billy, Me & You 2011 Draft 2 A/W, included within is another folder of photographs (some of Nicola and some presumably of family), Roughs, prints and diary pages /14 Large yellow binder labeled Practical element of study for Nicola Streeten (2008) including roughs, drafts, assignments original art and proofs for Nicola's Master's /15 Roughs for You. Billy. Me Chapter 6 Liquorice 7 /16 Pink plastic folder, within a letter from Sarah Brown 31 May 2011, yellow Billy, Me & You postcard, scanned letter from Margaret Williams with Nicola's notes on it, publishing sheets, Billy, Me & You Draft 4-6 2011



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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 427

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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