Not Your Grandmother’s Morning Funnies: Dr. Jessica Motherwell on bias-fighting comics

Jessica Motherwell

According to Dr. Jessica Motherwell, comics can be about a lot more than Monday-hating cats and boys with sling-shots.

Motherwell, a Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) lecturer and counsellor, recently led a project where students used a comic-book-making app to identify strategies for combatting sexism and homophobia. Even more impressive: they did it all in under ten minutes.

Come to her SkIP session, co-led by JIBC Instructional Designer Krista Lambert, on how sketching in the virtual space can be used to create a more inclusive world.


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