Comic Swap reviews!

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We were super excited to receive a parcel from Comic Swap this week. A few weeks ago we sent off some copies of Da Awesome Comic and in return we were sent 5 comics from other comics clubs around the country. The five amazing comics were:

Hadrian’s Cavalry Comic
Intergalactic Comic-ness
Widcombe Comic Club Volume 2
Eddy Tiles and the West End Loan Shark
Sprays That Do Exciting Things & Other Comics 2018

We decided that it would be really great for our Comics Clubbers to read the comics and then draw some short strips as reviews. See the wonderful results below!

review conor
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Conor
review diana
The Adventure of Marshmallow & Sun (from Intergalactic Comic-ness) review by Diana
review lana
Amelia’s Comic (from Widcombe Comic Club) review by Lana
review shannon
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Shannon
review darcey
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Darcey
review emily
Hadrian’s Cavalry Comic review by Emily
review elena
Amelia’s Comic (from Widcombe Comic Club) review by Elena
review sen
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Sen
review sadie
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Sadie
review mia
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Mia
review sarah
Amelia’s Comic (from Widcombe Comic Club) review by Sarah
review harry
Hadrian’s Cavalry Comic review by Harry
review alex
Eddy Tiles and the West End Loan Shark review by Alex
A review by Drew
A review by Drew
review millie
Sprays That Do Exciting Things review by Millie
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World Book Day

Some of the DCCS staff and Ink Pot artists have been tweeting some of their favourite comics for World Book Day. Check them out below and on twitter #worldbookday

Fibromyalgia and Us

On Friday December 1st we were very pleased to host the launch for a new comic raising awareness of fibromyalgia. Produced by the University of Dundee and our very own Ink Pot Studio, the comic illustrates the ongoing life transitions of those who have fibromyalgia as well offering information about the condition.

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Cover by Ashling Larkin, coloured by Rebecca Horner

Project lead Professor Divya Jindal-Snape explains how the comic came about:

A pain clinic psychologist recently said to me that more needs to be done to raise the awareness of health care professionals about fibromyalgia. With some progress in research, there is a better understanding of fibromyalgia compared to what it was even two years ago. However, whether your own doctor, physiotherapist or other professionals understand this complex condition, still feels like a lottery. So one day lying in bed, with a fibromyalgia flare up, I started thinking of creating a comic about it. I fired off emails to a few people who all thankfully came on board.

This comic has been designed with the purpose of raising awareness of fibromyalgia amongst professionals, families, and communities. It illustrates the ongoing life transitions of those who have fibromyalgia as well as its impact on significant others. It highlights the importance of a strong support network to enable people to adapt to the multiple transitions triggered by fibromyalgia and flourish despite its substantial challenging consequences.

As well as Divya the contributors included health professionals, other people with the condition, comics scholars, and artists: Andrew Keiller, Lynn Kelly, Judith Langlands-Scott, Christopher Murray, Anj Snape, Jonathan B. Snape, Nik Snape, Freddie Warden, Bryan Whittingham, Elliot Balson (Artist), Zu Dominiak (Artist), Damon Herd (Artist), Rebecca Horner (Artist), Ashling Larkin (Artist), Norrie Millar (Artist), Helen Robinson (Artist), Letty Wilson (Artist).

The comic can be downloaded from the University website. If you would like a print copy please contact press@dundee.ac.uk