Updated date and location: please note this event is now taking place online on 20 November.
In this guided workshop you will draw your own comics to explore what it means to you to be human during COVID-19. From hoarding toilet paper to feelings of loneliness, from talking to our pets to trying to figure out how to stick testing swabs up our noses, the pandemic has brought with it a bunch of unexpected human experiences.
In this guided workshop you will draw your own comics to explore what it means to you to be human during COVID-19. During the session the group will explore some examples of #covidcomics -- and invite you to draw your own. Tips and advice will be offered for how to develop simple storylines, create connective characters and weave evidence-based health information into comics.
This workshop is designed for anyone who enjoys visual arts and wants to learn more about creating comics and sharing them online. (Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a virtuoso with pen and ink – stick people are more than welcome!)
This workshop is based on our #covidcomics research project. Throughout the pandemic, both amateur and professional artists have been using comics to document daily life in lockdown, share wellness tips and advice, and help spread vital public health information. As part of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project, Bournemouth University have collected and read over 15,000 of these #covidcomics -- and learnt a thing or two in the process.
Image credit: Illustration by Dr. Alexandra Alberda