Do you make informational or educational comics?
Do you make graphic textbooks or teaching material?
Do you use comics in the classroom or for training?
Are you an illustrator, educator or training specialist interested in developing innovative communication tools?
Well, coming up on May 9th, we have an event for you. Myself, Lydia Wysocki (Newcastle Science Comic, Applied Comics Etc.) and Ian Horton (Coordinator for Contextual and Theoretical Studies, London College of Communication) have started up a new group: the Applied Comics Network, bringing together anyone interested in comics and information for a meetup at the London College of Communication building, Elephant & Castle, London on May 9th, between 12 – 4pm.
The day will be a great opportunity for those of us who work in the field to network; there will be a chance to give short presentations about your work; we’ll do some comics-making workshops; and we’re getting together a few speakers for the afternoon to talk about their work with applied comics.
So, if you already work with comics and information, or if you’d like to, or if you’re just interested in finding out more about the use of comics in science, medicine, archaeology (!), architecture, palaeontology, environmental studies, politics, engineering, in the classroom or in training, come along on May 9th. The event is free, but to help us out with numbers, let us know via Twitter if you’re thinking of turning up.