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Comics Forum 2011

Comics Forum 2011 ran at Leeds Art Gallery from the 16th to the 18th of November 2011. It comprised three events:

16/11/2011 – Sculpture and Comic Art

17/11/2011 – Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness

18/11/2011 – Materiality and Virtuality: A Conference on Comics

Documentation

The call for papers is available here.

The poster is available here.

The programme cover is available here.

The programme text is available here.

Audio Files

Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness

Brick and Theo Stickley: Depresso

Direct download as an MP3 here (12:34, 17.4MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Karrie Fransman: The Body As Canvas in Comics: Body Image and The House That Groaned

Direct download as an MP3 here (15:25, 14.2MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Andrew Godfrey: Breaking Down The Poster Child Syndrome

Direct download as an MP3 here (17:43, 16.4MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Katie Green: Lighter Than My Shadow

Direct download as an MP3 here (12:29, 11.5MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Sarah Leavitt: Documenting a Family’s Struggles with Alzheimer’s Disease: Using Comics to Break Through Stigma and Silence

Direct download as an MP3 here (35:08, 32.2MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Simon Moreton: Rethinking the Comics Community

Direct download as an MP3 here (18:40, 25.8MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Nicola Streeten: The Stigma of Mourning for Too Long

Direct download as an MP3 here (18:42, 25.9MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

Ian Williams: Introduction to Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness

Direct download as an MP3 here (07:26, 6.9MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

For more audio on graphic medicine, click here (external link).

Materiality and Virtuality: A Conference on Comics

Tim Dant, Matthew Sheret and Tom Humberstone, with Ian Hague, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Dominic McNeil, Padmini Ray Murray, Hannah Wadle and others:  Second keynote session from Materiality and Virtuality: A Conference on Comics

Direct download as an MP3 here (01:10:48, 64.9MB (right click and ‘Save target as…’)).*

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.

* – There is some background noise and music on this file due to the location of the recording, however, the speakers remain audible throughout.

The manifesto entitled ‘Declaration of The New Vague’, which was included in the first issue of Solipsistic Pop and is discussed by the speakers is available to read online here.

Presentations

Digital Comics: New Mutations & Innovations by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (PDF)

The Body as a Canvas in Comics: Karrie Fransman Explores the Influence of Corporal Studies in the Creation of her graphic novel The House That Groaned (embedded video)

Reviews

Comics Forum 2011 was reviewed by John Swogger here.

Supporters

Comics Forum 2011 was supported by Thought Bubble, the University of Chichester, the Henry Moore Institute, Dr Mel Gibson, Routledge, Arts Council EnglandIntellect and Molakoe Graphic Design.

 

10 responses to “Comics Forum 2011

  1. Comics Forum

    2011/10/16 at 10:30

    Jane Tolmie writes on graphic medicine in ‘Dealing With Illness? Read a Comic’; available here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jane-tolmie/medical-comics_b_1002248.html. Sarah Leavitt, whose book ‘Tangles’ is mentioned in Jane’s post, will be appearing on day 2 of Comics Forum 2011.

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