As the weeks since the conference have passed, attendees have posted blog entries describing their experiences. Shelley Wall has written a piece for the BMJ Blog. John Swogger wrote about his experiences and Lisa Diedrich, pictured below, wrote on her blog about the conference.
You can read a Storify of the tweets from the conference (#StagesPages) here.
Our conference sketch artist, Jules Valera, posted this to her Facebook page about the conference (used with permission):
“Before this weekend I was unsure about my place in comics, and whether I had the guts to keep at it in autobio- even though it’s what I love and what comes so very naturally- and now every doubt and reason I’d given myself to pack it in seems so insignificant. The immense and loving feedback I received for both my talk and my performance- the opportunities to make and share more work I’ve been offered since- seeing other people present their own ideas and work- not to mention a chance encounter in the rain with Lynda Barry- have all reminded me that this is where I belong. To quote Lynda- this is the language I speak, and I’ve got to keep it alive.”
And Caroline Schooner says this comic was inspired by the conference. Keep those reports coming! And if I a forgetting anyone’s posts, please do let me (MK) know.
Below are some of the photos in Dundee by conference photographer Laura Findlay. More conference content to come when the new Graphic Medicine Podcast season begins soon. Have Dundee conference photos or posts to share? Send them to us via our contact link.
Chris Murray, Philip Vaughan & Kathryn Briggs are clearly enjoying the conference!
Lynda Barry creates images while listening to conference presentations.
Al Davison delivers his keynote address.
Participants, including opening keynote Elisabeth El-Rafaie, hard at work in Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon’s workshop.
Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon at work.
From Lynda Barry’s workshop: draw yourself, yourself as an animal, yourself as a monster.