We like taking part in events, talks, conventions, and fun times.
Here’s an example of the sort of thing we talk about (slides only; you’ll be needing a chat with us for the full story):
Here’s a list of our past talks-presentations-workshops-articles, with web links and formal references where possible. All by Lydia Wysocki as sole author except when stated otherwise.
- ‘What’s it like to have an MRI scan?’ Lydia Wysocki, Julie Anderson, and Claire Watson. Poster presentation at Young People’s Advisory Group NE conference, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle, December 2016 (Read a PDF of our poster here)
- ‘Making great comics and books with the Great North Children’s Hospital’. Julie Anderson, Claire Watson and Lydia Wysocki. Graphic Medicine conference, University of Dundee, July 2016.
- ‘The Science Of… Comics’. Lydia Wysocki and Dr Elisa Lopez-Capel. The Core, Newcastle Science Central. June 2016.
- ‘Setting boundaries, communicating, and reflecting: 3 projects using comics as a method’. British Consortium of Comics Scholars, University of Sussex, June 2016 (read the zine-y version of our presentation in the photos below or PDF file here).
- Wallsend Library local authors’ Story Tyne day, May 2016
- North Shields Library Customer First Centre local history fair, April 2016
- Sheffield University Postgraduate Research Training day (invitation only) November 2015
- Thought Bubble: The Leeds Comic Art Festival on 14th-15th November 2015 http://thoughtbubblefestival.com/
- Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Local History Fair, Newcastle, November 2015
- Laydeez Do Comics, Leeds, September 2015, talking about Spineless: The Newcastle Science Comic and True War Stories
- ‘Applied comics and beyond: where we are now’. Talk at MancsterCon, University of Salford Media City, Manchester/Salford. August 2015
- Wysocki, L., (2015). Why ‘Spineless’ is licensed with Creative Commons. Blog post on The Comics Grid Blog, published 5th August 2015, http://blog.comicsgrid.com/2015/08/spineless-creative-commons/
- Mel Gibson & Lydia Wysocki, How to probably get an awesome job in comics. Talk at Gateshead Library GeekCon, August 2015
- What ‘applied comics’ means to me, and updates on Applied Comics Etc projects. Presentation at Applied Comics Network meetup (blog post writeup: https://appliedcomicsnetwork.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/thoughts-from-our-london-meet-up/) May 2015
- Wysocki, L., and Thompson, M., (2014). ‘Epic themes in awesome ways: How we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic, and why it matters’. Comics Forum. Available online: http://comicsforum.org/2014/09/23/epicthemes-in-awesome-ways-how-we-made-asteroid-belter-the-newcastle-sciencecomic-and-why-it-matters-by-lydia-wysocki-and-michael-thompson/
- ‘Epic Themes in Awesome Ways, or the wee and guinea pigs in Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic’. Presentation at Graphic Medicine conference Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 2014.
- Wysocki, L., and Priego, E., (2014). Letter in response to Matthew Reisz’s piece, ‘The hero in all of us’ (THE, 24th July 2014). The Comics Grid blog, 29th July 2014. Available online: http://blog.comicsgrid.com/2014/07/letter-response-matthewreisz-piece-hero-us-24th-july-2014/
- Lydia Wysocki & Mike Thompson (2013). ‘Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic – public engagement, comics, and awesomeness’. Workshop at Engage2013, Bristol.
- Lydia Wysocki & Mike Thompson (2013). ‘Epic Themes in Awesome Ways, or how we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic’. Presentation at Comics Forum, Leeds.