Thanks for Attending!

Thanks to all who joined us for the Graphic Scholarship event. We’ve sent round an email with a link requesting feedback — please let us know what you thought, either using the survey or by email.

Sketch notes from the day are very welcome — send us, tweet us, tag us!

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Practical Workshop led by Pen Mendonca and Louisa Parker, and Ian Williams presenting on Graphic Medicine. Sketch notes by Paul F Davies.

It was lovely to see such a range of people attending; those we know, and those who joined us fresh on the day. Creators, thinkers and visualisers all!


Participants admire one another’s handiwork in Pen Mendonca and Louisa Parker’s practical comics interviewing workshop — listening and drawing others’ experience.

Thanks also to our speakers, workshop leaders, and those who made the day possible.

We look forward to seeing everyone at future events.




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Graphic Scholarship: Theory and Practice

Just a week to go before our 2016 event at the University of Sussex, Graphic Scholarship: Theory and Practice. We have two fascinating panels of speakers discussing how comics can be used to conduct research, and there’s a practical workshop in the middle of the afternoon — materials will be available, but you’re welcome to bring your preferred drawing tools too!

The Graphic Scholarship Programme is now available for attendees to view. We’re hugely excited and look forward to seeing you on the day. Registration is from 12pm in the Jubilee building. There will be lunch when you arrive, coffee and tea during the afternoon, and a wine reception to end the day. It is a symposium after all…

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Graphic Scholarship Symposium

We’re proud to announce this year’s BCCS Event:

Graphic Scholarship: Theory and Practice
A one-day symposium at Sussex University
Saturday 4th June 2016, 12-6

University of Sussex, Jubilee Building, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9NZ, UK

How is scholarship being done via the medium of comics?  Comics can enable scholarship to be disseminated in accessble, reworked form for a wider audience; and can aid in ‘making learning fun’ for younger students or interested amateurs — but how does graphic narrative work as a way of thinking, as a way of data gathering, as a way of organising and enacting the research itself: a tool for scholars?

We will explore this question with speakers from the Applied Comics Network, Graphic Medicine, and in a practical workshop with other comics creators. Book via EventBrite for this exciting and free event!

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Comics Day and Tea Party: Follow-up!

A big thank you for attending and participating in the comics day and tea party at University of Sussex on Saturday 30 May. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Apologies if you have been included in this message and you didn’t make it along …here’s an opportunity to see what went on…

Thank you Dr Ernesto Priego for this wonderful storify offering a succinct and original overview of the day

Thank you Dr Thom Giddens for a splendid report on his excellent blog Graphic Justice

As we mentioned, we are keen to create a publication as a reflection of the day for dissemination at future comics conferences and events. If you made any sketches or written notes during the day or would like to now as a reflection, we are eager to hear from you and include your work.

  • Please send any scanned drawings as 300dpi jpegs, photos as jpegs, writing as word files. Please send to us via dropbox or equivalent to our email address:
  • Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2015

With warm wishes and we hope to see you in the near future,

Nicola, Paul and Paddy

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The BCCS emerged from a group of UK comics scholars in the southeast who regularly met to discuss graphic narrative theory and other comics scholarship.

The British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Tea Party
took place on Saturday 30 May 2015
University of Sussex in association with Sussex Centre of Cultural Studies, University of Sussex Doctoral School and School of Media, Film and Music with support from Laydeez do comics

For a wonderful storify overview of the day click here

A great report of the day by Thom Giddens:


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