Being Ginger is a collection of over 50 short diary comics all about the troubles, funny moments, and awkward positions that gingers get put through, all drawn and written by Katherine Hemmings. All of the stories are true to life experiences from the writer's life, or inspiration captured from fellow haired friends.
It is perfect for those people looking for an insight into the life of us rare creatures, or for fellow gingers who want to giggle at the relatableness and feel like they are not alone in their unique interactions with society.
Katherine has been drawing Being Ginger comics since 2017 with a strong sense of what the book would be. What was surprising was the overwhelming love and support from such a huge number of people, and the growing excitement for this book to come together.
Katherine has had a passion for art since a young age but was really thrown into the comic world in 2018 when she was selected to be on the Comic Creative Catalyst, a West Midlands based comic creating course lead by world-renowned comic artist John McCrea. On the course, she learnt about posting, lettering, colouring, and storytelling and even worked with a number of other local artists to put together an anthology to exhibit their art.
Being Ginger was successfully funded through the popular platform Kickstarter in August 2019.
If you want to have your own copy of Being Ginger, you can pre-order via the shop.