Organizing the inaugural USW Creating Comics, Creative Comics symposium 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar


The First USW Cardiff: Comics Symposium is interested in creator’s perspectives. It will explore comics and creativity and will examine the practice of creating comics, and the particulars of storytelling in comics.

Does changing a panel, change the story? How might a medium’s materiality affect its construction and reception? How do the theoretical and philosophical objectives of the maker inform and frame the construction of the works?

This symposium addresses these needs from the point of view of the creators involved in the production and creation of comics.

Friday Keynote from Dr. Julia Round, Bournemouth University:

‘Anonymous Authors, Invisible Illustrators, and Collaborative Creation: Misty and British Girls’ Comics’

and Workshop with Chris Phillips (Candleman, The Lie in You)

Saturday Practitioner Panel* with Rob Williams and Jon Davis-Hunt.

*In association with Cardiff Indie Comic Expo.
Period1 Jun 20182 Jun 2018
Event titleUSW Creating Comics, Creative Comics syposium 2018
Event typeConference
LocationCardiffShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • practice as research
  • narrative
  • comics
  • visual culture
  • visual arts
  • graphic communications