My name is Lydia Wysocki. I make comics, art, and prints. I also do and make other things. I’m particularly interested in comics, art, printmaking, research, and education. And particularly particularly interested in combinations of those things.
I’m Comics Boss of Applied Comics Etc.
I’m doing a part-time PhD in Education, focusing on comics.
I’m Editor in Chief of Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic
I’m a member of Paper Jam Comics Collective.
I also work in Higher Education.
Here’s a list of my exhibitions:
• 2014 If all the world were paper and all the sea were ink, Northern Print, Newcastle. Group exhibition of handmade prints.
• 2014 Celebrity Homes, Beatdown Records, Newcastle. Solo exhibition of line drawings.
• 2014 Stallholder, The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal. Exhibiting and selling self-published comic books and prints at a key UK sequential art and comics event.
• 2014 Print Points North, International Print Biennale at Arts Centre Washington, Tyne and Wear. Group exhibition of handmade prints.
• 2013 Footprints, Northern Print, Newcastle. Group exhibition of handmade prints.
• 2013 Celebrity Homes, Pink Lane Coffee, Newcastle. Solo exhibition of line drawings.
• 2013 Abode, Greenfield Arts, Newton Aycliffe. Group exhibition of book art.
• 2013 BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair, BALTIC, Newcastle. Exhibitor at a national artist’s book fair.
• 2012 Footprints, Northern Print, Newcastle. Group exhibition of handmade prints.
• 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 Stallholder, Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival, Leeds. Exhibiting and selling self-published artist books and comics at the UK’s largest sequential art and comics event.
Here’s a list of my comics scholarship presentations and publications:
NOTE: this needs cross-referencing with solo and joint presentations about Applied Comics Etc, which are listed here: http://www.appliedcomicsetc.com/we-should-talk/pastfuture-talksevents/
• EPIC THEMES in AWESOME WAYS: How we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic, and why it matters. Paper for ComicsForum.org, and presentation at Comics Forum conference in Leeds, 2013. Lydia Wysocki and Michael Thompson
• Epic Themes in Awesome Ways, or the wee and guinea pigs in Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic. Presentation at Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2014. Lydia Wysocki
• Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic – public engagement, comics, and awesomeness. Workshop at Engage2013, Bristol, 2013. Lydia Wysocki and Michael Thompson.
• The Newcastle Science Comic Project. Presentation at Laydeez Do Comics, Leeds, 2013 [note: I’m not a scientist or an illustrator, despite the LDC blogger’s claims]. Lydia Wysocki
• Panel discussion on autobiography and comics. Canny Comic Convention, Newcastle, 2012. Panel members: Nigel Auchterlounie, Gary Bainbridge, Mary Talbot, Andrew Waugh, Lydia Wysocki.
Here’s a list of my other scholarly presentations and publications:
• What is Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? Presentation at Newcastle University Teaching and Scholarship Forum, 2013.
• Sociometry as a qualitative map of student classroom talk. BERA (British Educational Research Association) Special Interest Group, 2012.
• Good practice in student retention. Workshop based on our research findings delivered at HEA (Higher Education Academy) What Works? Student Retention and Success programme final conference, 2012.
• Boyle, A., Allison, S., Archibald, K., Smales, K., Hopkins, C., Wysocki, L., Donbavand, S., and Stephenson, M., (2011). Good practice in student retention: an examination of the effects of student integration on non-completion. Final project report as part of the What Works? Student Retention and Success programme supported by HEFCE, HEA and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Partnership project with Newcastle University, Sunderland University, and the University of Hull.
• Who talks to whom? Classroom talk in a postgraduate classroom. Presentation based on my MEd dissertation, Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Conference, 2010.
Here are the letters after my name:
BA (Bachelor of Arts in History, University of York with an exchange year at the University of California Santa Cruz)
CELTA (Postgraduate Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
MEd (Master’s in Education: International Development and Education, Newcastle University)
SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)