Visual research training in comics

Past Training Event, Uncategorized

Poster comics

Thursday 5th November 2015, ICOSS Conference Room

The day included the following sessions:

  1. Seminar discussion of Al-Jawad, M. (2013) ‘Comics are Research: Graphic Narratives as a New Way of Seeing Clinical Practice’ (Matt Cheeseman, University of Sheffield)
  2.  Literary criticism (Alex Broadhead, University of Liverpool)
  3. Applied comics in research drawing on methodologies from the Phoenix project and critiquing Graphic Medicine (Matt Cheeseman, University of Sheffield)
  4. Focus groups and close reading research on the portrayal of mental health in graphic novels (Richard Finn, University of Sheffield).
  5. Public communication (


As well as a number of practical comic expercises.





A storify of the day’s training can be found here: comics-training-day-at-focussheffield


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