- 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?
Then come to our Applied Comics Network meetup on Saturday 9th May at the London College of Communication, Room T304, Elephant and Castle, London from 12noon-4pm for four hours of networking, presentations, skill-sharing, workshops, and lively discussion all about making and using applied comics – bringing comics and information together. This is a free event but we’d like to know if you’re planning to attend. RSVP via Twitter.com/@appcomnet Here’s the schedule of events – it’s an informal event, but always good to have a plan!
- 12noon Networking noticeboard on arrival; name stickers (who you are and what you do)
- Opening presentation: what this event/network is about and what ‘applied comics’ means – John, Lydia, Ian
- Round the room: short introductions by any/all participants (maximum 3 minutes, option to bring one image as PDF saved on a USB stick)
- Tea break AND make some comics
- 10-15min presentations from invited speakers asked to speak about specific projects they’ve done:
- Discussions in response to these presentations.
- Open forum to talk about what people want from (and want to contribute to) Applied Comics Network
- Closing remarks – John, Lydia, Ian
- 4pm Go to a good pub
Applied Comics Network is run by Lydia Wysocki (Newcastle Science Comic, Applied Comics Etc), John Swogger (Archaeology in the Caribbean, Something Different About Dad), and Ian Horton (Coordinator for Contextual and Theoretical Studies, London College of Communication). The network aims to bring together all those working with comics and information.