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 an academic researcher in Education.
All work (pictures and writing) on this website is copyright of me. I have done my best to credit extracts from collaborative projects. You do not have permission to use my work for commercial purposes. I will consider requests to use my work for educational and non-commercial purposes – you can email me here.
Here’s a list of my exhibitions (group exhibitions unless stated otherwise)
- 2017 International Artist’s Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds
- 2011-2017 (annual event) Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival, Leeds
- 2012-2015 (annual event) Footprints, Northern Print, Newcastle
- 2015 Artist’s talk as part of BALTIC Artist’s Book Fair, Gateshead (solo talk)
• 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 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.
Here’s a list of my scholarly 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/
- Wysocki, L, Clark, J, Thomas, U, and Tiplady, L (2018). ‘Comics to reflect, communicate, and share’. In: Innovative Approaches for Impact. Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University, UK. In press.
- Wysocki, L. ‘Farting jellyfish and synergistic opportunities: The story and evaluation of Newcastle Science Comic’. [Status: in press for The Comics Grid ‘Graphic Science’ Special Issue, 2018]
- Wysocki, L (2017). Internet research methods second edition (book review). In: International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 40(1), 109-110.
- Wysocki, L, and Thompson M (2014). EPIC THEMES IN AWESOME WAYS: How we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic, and why it matters. In: Comics Forum, Leeds, UK (reviewed conference proceedings).
- Wysocki, L (2012). Sociometric mapping of who talks to whom in class. In: BERA Special Interest Group: Innovative research methods in the study of HE. Institute of Education, London: BERA (conference proceedings).
- 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 (lead author of final project report).
- Wysocki, L (2017). Comics for community participation. Presentation at CfLaT research showcase, Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University.
- Wysocki, L, Jackson, M, Webster, J, and Miers, J (2017). Representation, history, and access to information: Cartooning the Gertrude Bell archive. Presentation at Gertrude Bell: Her Life, Work, and Legacy. Interdisciplinary Symposium, Newcastle University.
- Wysocki, L (2017). ‘Comics: good, bad, and most things inbetween’. Invited presentation at Graphic Justice Discussions, St Mary’s University Twickenham.
- Wysocki, L, Anderson, J, and Watson, C (2016). ‘What’s it like to have an MRI scan?’ Poster presentation at Young People’s Advisory Group NE conference, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle.
- Wysocki, L (2016). ‘Comics: good, bad, and most things inbetween’. Presentation at CfLaT research showcase, Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University.
- Anderson, J, Watson, C, and Wysocki, L. (2016). ‘Making great comics and books with the Great North Children’s Hospital’. Presentation at Graphic Medicine 7th international conference, University of Dundee.
- Wysocki, L (2016). ‘Setting boundaries, communicating, and reflecting: 3 projects using comics as a method’. British Consortium of Comics Scholars, University of Sussex.
- Wysocki, L, and Lopez-Capel, E (2016). ‘The Science Of… Comics’. Invited presentation at The Core, Newcastle Science Central.
- Wysocki, L (2015). Where we are now. Invited presentation at Sheffield University Postgraduate Research Training Day: Visual Methods.
- Wysocki, L, Jackson, M, Webster, J, and Miers, J (2017). Representation, history, and access to information: Cartooning the Gertrude Bell archive. Presentation at Comics Forum conference, Leeds, UK.
- Wysocki, L (2015). ‘Applied comics and beyond: where we are now’. Invited presentation at MancsterCon, University of Salford Media City, Salford, Greater Manchester.
- Applied Comics Network meetup 2015 (presentation and workshop), London College of Comunication.
- Wysocki, L (2014). Epic Themes in Awesome Ways, or the wee and guinea pigs in Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic. Presentation at Graphic Medicine 5th international conference, Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, Baltimore MD.
- Wysocki, L, and Thompson, M (2013). Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic – public engagement, comics, and awesomeness. Workshop at Engage2013, Bristol.
- 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].
- Wysocki, L (2013). EPIC THEMES in AWESOME WAYS: How we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic, and why it matters. Comics Forum, Leeds.
- Panel discussion on autobiography and comics. Canny Comic Convention, Newcastle, 2012. Panel members: Nigel Auchterlounie, Gary Bainbridge, Mary Talbot, Andrew Waugh, Lydia Wysocki.
- Boyle, A, Allison, S, Archibald, K, Smales, K, Hopkins, C, Wysocki, L, Donbavand, S, and Stephenson, M (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, University of York.
- Wysocki, L (2012). Sociometric mapping of who talks to whom in class. BERA Special Interest Group: Innovative research methods in the study of HE. Institute of Education, London.
- Wysocki, L (2010). Who talks to whom? Classroom talk in a postgraduate classroom. Presentation based on my MEd dissertation, Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Conference.
Here are the letters after my name:
SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
PG Cert (Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, Newcastle University)
MEd (Master’s in Education: International Development and Education, Newcastle University)
CELTA (Postgraduate Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
BA (Bachelor of Arts in History, University of York with an exchange year at the University of California Santa Cruz)