In case you were unable to join our second Drawing Together event, here is a recap of the exercise we did together. Our host was Shelley Wall, GMIC board member, medical illustrator, and an assistant professor in the Biomedical Communications graduate program at the University of Toronto (UofT). Our theme was “animals”.
We started with a brief update of our Zoom skills, taught by these two companion animals.
From Shelley: Marcus Bullock, in the collection Representing Animals, writes: “What do we see when we look at an animal?… [I]n this moment of our present history, we have begun to formulate our relationship to animals differently than at all other times.” This was published in 2002, but it has a particular and eerie resonance in the context of the current pandemic.
PROMPT: Draw a four-panel comic reflecting on this question (“What do we see when we look at an animal?”) and on your/our relationship(s) with animals in the context of COVID-19.
If you want to share your drawings, and see ones participants shared from this past Sunday’s session, check out #DrawingTogetherGM on your favorite social media outlets.
We will be doing this again next week! For details see this post.
Bullock, Marcus. 2002. “Watching Eyes, Seeing Dreams, Knowing Lives.” In Representing Animals, edited by Nigel Rothfels, 99-118. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.