Using Graphic Novels to Communicate Your Research

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 8th June, 2017

Location: Manchester Digital Laboratory

The Sociological Review Foundation invite applicants to take part in a Graphic Novel Workshop with Tony Lee. If your research involves incorporating graphic methods or you are simply interested is doing this to present future research this workshop will be of interest to you.

Workshop Format

  • Introduction on graphic novels: how the medium works, different genres, how they’ve changed and the design & production process
  • Story telling through graphic novels: how to develop the story, what works and what doesn’t, constraints of the medium etc
  • Delegates introduce their ideas for graphic novels and get feedback
  • General discussion & advice about next steps


This event is FREE but places are limited to 25 people. To apply for a place, please fill in this online application form ( by 17.00 GMT by Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Please ensure to outline your research interests in the section that requests this.

Travel Bursaries

There are also a number of travel bursaries for PRGs and ECRs available for this event. You can apply for these via the same application form:

Tony Lee is a multiple-time New York Times Best-seller List Author and Eagle Award winning Writer. A professional writer for almost thirty years, including a decade in trade journalism and media marketing/creation for radio, since returning to comics in 2003 he has written for a variety of publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics / Zuda, Games Workshop, Dynamite Entertainment, Panini Comics, Titan Publishing, AAM / Markosia Enterprises, Rebellion / 2000ad, Arcana Studios and IDW Publishing amongst others, writing a variety of creator owned titles and licenses that include X-Men, Spider Man, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Superboy, Starship Troopers, Wallace & Gromit and Shrek.

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