Press and media

23 April 2018
Beyond the wit of men

16 April 2018
The Herald Scotland

Graphic Content: The women cartoonists you need to know

23 March 2018
BBC RADIO 4 Woman’s Hour
Female Cartoonists

2 March 2017
BBC RADIO 4 Today programe
The Today’s Comic Book Makeover
video made of my live drawing in the studio with voiceover

Sunday 17 January 2016
The Observer New Review
On my radar: Julie Hesmondhalgh’s cultural highlights

Tuesday 22 November 2016
Cambridge 105 Radio

Bookmark with Leigh Chambers,

September 2013
Psychologies Magazine

Getting Graphic, Rachel Cooke
a taboo-busting and, at times, very funny graphic memoir of grief and recovery

6 February 2012

Life: Families

18 April 2012
The Guardian
Bryan and Mary Talbot’s top 10 graphic memoirs

The death of a child has to be the worst thing imaginable that could happen to parents. It’s an extraordinary subject for a graphic memoir. Streeten kept a diary after the sudden death of her two-year-old son, Billy. She has used it as the basis for her debut graphic novel, so it provides insight into surviving what for most of us hardly even bears thinking about. It is a surprise then to find it provokes laughter as well as tears. The combination of journal format and naïve artwork somehow helps to make reading about grief and loss not only bearable but entertaining.
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20 January 2012
Ham & High

the book was never intended as a form of therapy. Instead it is a poignant, and at times darkly funny, look at how we deal with loss.
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9 January 2012
BBC World Service Outlook

Nicola discusses the circumstances of Billy’s death and the grieving process with Matthew Bannister – (about 15 minutes in).
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9 & 16 January 2012
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Not Your Sunday Morning Cartoons, Maya Jaggi

10 December 2011
Irish Independent

Drawing the unsayable
The uncertainty of some of the drawing adds an extra layer of fragility to the story, as if you feel the drawing itself is affected by the emotions at play.
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6 December 2011
The Independent

Child bereavement may not sound like material for a comic strip, but graphic books can explore human pain with honesty and wit. A moving and often unexpectedly funny memoir.Read full article

6 November  2011
Channel 4 News
Katie Razzell report   

31 October 2011
Lincolnshire Echo

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16 October 2011
Herald Scotland 

Graphic Novels Shake Off the Superheroes
Billy, Me & You comes in a plain yellow wraparound cover and, if you open it up, Nicola Streeten’s drawings are at first glance crude and unsophisticated (no borders etched out in Arabic script here). But once you start to read, you can see it’s not so much crude as raw, a red-eyed, fist-in-the-gut account of how Streeten and her partner (and their friends and family) dealt with – or didn’t – the death of their two-year-old son Billy after heart surgery.

What’s most remarkable is that it will make you laugh. And then there are moments that will tear your heart open.
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15 October 2011
The Guardian

A remarkable book…it is searchingly honest, and desperately sad at times. At others, it is genuinely very funny. Quite a feat.
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