Our host for this session was Lottie Corr. Lottie is a doctor, medical educator, and comics creator. She teaches Graphic Medicine at the University of Glasgow in the UK as well as a variety of creative work in clinical practice. You can see more of her work or say hello on twitter @DrLottieCorr. She begins the first video below by discussing her work with medical students.
Both of our exercises involved exploring our immediate environment in new, playful ways.
- Draw four panels
- Look around your immediate environment. Choose two inanimate objects. They are your comic’s characters!
- Name your first object as the caption in box #1. Draw that character, perhaps saying something.
- Name your second object in box #2. Draw that character, perhaps saying something, possibly in response to character one?
- In box #3, your caption should be: “Suddenly” – draw the action of that panel, the characters interacting or responding to an outside event
- In box #4, your caption should be: “And then” – draw the action of that panel.
Using comics as maps.
- Draw six panels on your page
- Use those six panels to create a map of your immediate environment – interpret that as you will – the table you are at, the room you are in, the building, the neighborhood, the town, state, etc.)
- Label on your map details only you would know.