HC Comics: Be the Superhero of Your Health Care, a 6-week online workshop series

Event Details

Event Date

Event Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

Event Time

Event Time: 3:00 PM - to 4:30 PM

Event Description

superhero imageStory is at the heart of every medical experience – just think about when you’ve had to wear a cast or a Band-Aid and everyone you meet wants to know: “What happened?” Telling our health stories can be therapeutic, and telling them through comics can help others who are going through something similar connect to the emotions involved in our stories. In this 6-week workshop series, you will learn how to tell your own health story in the format of a short original comic.

This is a synchronous online workshop series, meeting every Tuesday from 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom, starting August 18 and ending September 22. In this series, you will work towards creating a 5-page (minimum) personal health comic. You will receive a certificate at the end of this series if you attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions and complete your comic.



Series Objectives

This series is designed to:

  • Introduce you to comics and the field of graphic medicine
  • Introduce you to some classic graphic medicine books and web comics
  • Support you as you construct your own health comic
  • Demonstrate best practices for finding quality health information online

Series Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • Tell a story using words and images by creating a 5-page (minimum) personal health comic
  • Read health comics and use them as a therapeutic technique for processing your experiences with health and illness
  • Find health information on a chosen topic from 3-5 reputable sources online

Workshop Schedule

  • 8/18: Comics 101: The Comic Format
  • 8/25: Telling Health Stories
  • 9/1: Researching Health Topics
  • 9/8: Storyboarding Your Comic
  • 9/15: Comic Writing 1: Narration, Speech Bubbles, & Drawing
  • 9/22: Comic Writing 2: Editing & Publication

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