We’ll go adding blurbs and links to any media coverage the comic receives here.
“It’s a short comic, but there are some lovely one page strips included that will touch your heart, especially if you have had direct experience of, or cared for dementia sufferers. Some won’t make for an easy read, but others offer valuable ideas for coping with stressful situations for both sufferers and carers.”
-John Freeman, Down the Tubes, 6 October 2017
City, University of London News item by John Stevenson: “Comics and dementia care research”, 20 October 2017.
Parables of Care co-creator and illustrator Dr Simon Grennan talked recently to The Elder Magazine on challenging our expectations of what comics are, and the form’s power to present complex information in an accessible way and inspire an emotional response.
“Comics can deal with serious issues in a way that is engaging, where the seriousness itself is rendered less problematic by the form. Information conveyed through visual storytelling is immediately more effective and memorable than text alone.”
The interview can be read at https://www.elder.org/the-elder/capturing-dementia-care-stories-dr-simon-grennan-parables-of-care/
Following our release of the German version of Parables of Care on 24 January 2019, The University of Chester Forum Magazine, March 2019, published a one-page piece about it, on page number 8, with the title “Creative responses to dementia care now available in German” [PDF].