Monthly Archives: May 2018

Public lecture: Charlie Adlard and Andrew Tate

We are sharing Lancaster University public lecture “From Batman to the Walking Dead” held at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster in October 2017. Charlie Adlard, celebrated artist was in conversation with Dr Andrew Tate about his life in comics.

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“Graphic Futures” event

Graphic Futures: New Methods in Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration event, 10th May 2018 This interesting workshop offered a space to present, debate, re-design, and re-think interdisciplinary research. It took as its model the preliminary findings and creative outputs from the ISF’s six-month project, ‘Graphic Futures’, which explored how techniques from graphic fiction could be applied to futures […]

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SF Environments: graphic novels, fantasy and Science Fiction

This event, organised by Dr Andrew Tate and Dr Brian Baker (Creative Writing) in conjuction with ReOPeN brought together researchers and graphic novels-comics enthusiast from Lancaster and Manchester. Opening talk: Prof Benoit Peeters, The French and Belgian tradition in the Graphic Novel and Science Fiction The featured image shows Peeters and Schuiten’s graphic novel “Revoir […]

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“Graphic Futures” project wrap up: imagined cross-disciplinary futures

The featured sketch representing cross-disciplinary collaboration, talking and creation in this blog post is by Lancaster University’s Ines Gregory Labarta. It marks the wrap up of a 6 month project that brought together colleagues across different disciplines at Lancaster University ( Liz Brewster (Medical School), Andy Darby (Computing & Communications), Catherine Easton (Law), Erika Fülöp (Languages […]

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The latest graphic project: health inequalities

The latest ReOPeN-linked project explores health inequalities across the UK. Artist Joe Decie has been working with two researchers at Lancaster University – Dr Emma Halliday ( Health and Medicine) and Dr Natasa Lackovic (Educational Research) – to create a collective graphic memoir booklet about UK communities’ experiences and action, related to health inequalities. The […]

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Graphic stories: community well-being & social connectedness

The latest ReOPeN-linked project is a graphic vignette booklet about community well-being and social connectedness: The booklet was created by artist Len Grant, who applied a technique of graphic ethnography and sketching, in collaboration with the community of and around Haslingden, Haslingden Resident advisors (Dawn Vear, Jennifer Shilliday, Lisa Bloor and Gemma Shingler), Kayt Horsley […]

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