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Queer Comics: LGBTQ Graphic Medicine Creative Workshop

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in how health and illness are portrayed in queer graphic novels, comics and popular media? Would you like to create your own?

Run as part of LGBTQ History Month, this workshop will introduce you to the theory and practice of graphic medicine. In particular, it will focus on the intersections of health, illness and well-being in narratives among and about LGBTQ communities.

Drawing on sociological, literary, medical, and design research, we will explore a variety of representations of health and illness in contemporary and queer graphic novels, comics, and popular media.

The workshop contains two parts: (i) a theory and methods component, which encourages participants to access and examine recent visual media and theory; and (ii) a creative component, which enables participants to devise and produce their own interpretation of health/illness narration through graphic, illustrative and/or digital representation.

Participants will then have an (optional) opportunity to share their work with the community by publishing their graphic and/or written work in a digital zine.

This workshop will run approximately three hours with a scheduled break of 20 minutes between parts.

Tickets free via registration here


March 18
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Teaching Room 2, Old College, The University of Edinburgh
South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL United Kingdom