Parables of Care at The 2nd International Amsterdam Comics Conference

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On Saturday 17th November Simon Grennan will present on Parables of Care at The 2nd International Amsterdam Comics Conference, “Drawing Yourself In and Out of It”, 15-17h November, 2018 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In a follow-up to our presentation at The First USW Cardiff: Comics Symposium last June, Simon will discuss further the creation of the comic Parables of Care: creative responses to dementia care, in terms of hypotactic correspondences of form, emotional ambiguity and story.

Amsterdam Comics aims to further the interaction between the academic study of comics and its practice.

Comprised of parallel panel sessions, keynote lectures, and a roundtable discussion, the conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary connections between comics scholars from various disciplines, comics artists, publishers, and cultural workers from museums and other heritage sites.

The conference schedule and other relevant information can be found here.


Parables of Care is a project of the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City, University of London, The University of Chester, UK, and Douglas College, Vancouver, Canada.

Parables of Care can be downloaded as a PDF file, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, from City Research Online:

If you live in the UK you can request printed copies at no cost here.

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