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Graphic Medicine Workshops

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Sing Lit Station

#02-01 22 Dickson Road

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Would you like to explore ideas on health, sickness, illness and wellbeing through graphic novels?

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw?

Sing Lit Station and Nanyang Technological University are pleased to present free Graphic Medicine Workshops.

Our workshops are designed to help you find out more about graphic medicine and the medical humanities.

Together we will explore experiences with health and sickness by learning how to draw and express ideas on illness and wellbeing through comics and graphic novels.

These workshops will help you:

  • Design and write your own stories on health and sickness using graphic novel techniques
  • Learn how to draw from professional Singaporean comic artists, James Tan and Don Low
  • Learn how graphic novels work to communicate feelings and ideas about health & sickness
  • Have a conversation with a medical humanities expert, Asst. Professor Graham Matthews from Nanyang Technological University

Join us at one, or more, of our workshops at 2 to 4 pm on the following Saturdays:

Entry is free & open to all members of the public over 18 years old.

Please email jongresham11[at]gmail.com if you wish to be placed on the waitlist or on our mailing list for further Graphic Medicine Workshops to be held in 2018/19.

The Graphic Medicine Workshops are a project funded by the NTU Singapore Community Engagement Initiative.


"Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place."
Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor


Picture credit: Sakit, copyright Maliah Binte Zubir 2018. All rights reserved.



About the workshop Leaders:

Asst. Professor Graham Matthews

Graham is the Medical Humanities Research Cluster Co-ordinator and the Assistant Chair (Communities and Outreach), School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University. Apart from medical humanities, his research interests include postmodern and chinese literature.

James Tan

James likes to sit in a kopitiam and draw what he observes. An illustrator and comic artist, he worked previously as a creative director in an animation studio. He has a travelogue art book, The World is So Big: An Artist's Sketchbook, and a graphic novel, Final Resting Place. His work has been featured in Urban Sketchers Singapore Vol. 1and Vol. 2, and the Liquid City anthology published by Image Comics. He's currently working on "All That Remains" - an anthology of stories on dementia.

Don Low
Don is an artist who delivers in different art forms that includes comics, illustration, and painting in both traditional and digital mediums. He is the author of graphic novel, Kungfu Dough. He published his first graphic novel in 1996, collaborated with Jack Neo for his comic series Return to Camp I, II, & III, and was featured in Liquid City 2. He is currently a freelance illustrator, and teaches drawing part-time. As an active urban sketcher, his other works are also featured in The Art of Urban Sketching.

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