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Bloody Chronix, 11 November 2022

Artist: Lynne Zakhour @lynne.on.paper

As part of the the Being Human Festival in November 2022, we ran an online lunchtime discussion on graphic arts, comics and illustrations in health. This panel explored how graphic arts, illustrations and comics give space to marginalized experiences of care and chronic illness. We asked attendees to share examples of comics and graphic novels that speak to and/or about their experiences of chronic illness. 

This event launched Capturing Chronic Illness’s new zine – Bloody Chronix – produced in collaboration with the research project Transplant Imaginaries, artist Lynne Zakhour (@lynne.on.paper) and designer Richard Kahwagi (@rkahwagi). Bloody Chronix can be seen here and we will have a limited number of printed copies of the zine that will be available upon request.

The panel included Capturing Chronic Illness project leads Donna McCormack (Strathclyde), Ingrid Young (Edinburgh), along with special guests, including Lynne Zakhour, Richard Kahwagi and Esperanza Miyake (Strathclyde).

This event was part of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society’s Being Human Festival programme of events Bodies. Stories. Health, and was in collaboration with the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde.

The event ran from 1-2pm UK time on Friday, 11 November 2022. A recording of this event will be available soon.