The Science of Comics

The Science of Comics


The award-winning Creative Space Management team invites you to:



  • What can comics do that other mediums can’t?
  • How do comics work as science communication?

Comics, as words and pictures working together in sequence, is a rich and diverse medium. Creating a comic offers innovative ways to bring content to a range of audiences.

Reading a comic – a short comic strip, a standalone story, or a collection of narratives and puzzles – is something most of us have done. Drawing and writing a comic uses visual and verbal language to share ideas and information, then publishing either in print or digitally opens possibilities to connect with more readers.

Join us at The Science of Comics to find out more about science research communicated through comics (Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic, created as part of the British Science Festival, and Spineless: The Newcastle Science Comic, created in partnership with the Great North Museum: Hancock), from both a comics creator/editor and from a scientist’s perspective. We’ll also look at what web-based technologies can do for comics.

Delivered in partnership with Lydia Wysocki from Applied Comics Etc and the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University and Dr Elisa Lopez-Capel (Urban Soil Science, Newcastle University) we’re excited to invite you to the seventh in our The Science of… series at The Core, Science Central.

Doors and bar open from 6.30pm. Event begins at 7pm. We don’t like to turn anyone away, if all tickets have gone please call us on 0191 495 7300.

See you there!


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