Jonathan Clode, editor of double Eisner nominee, To End All Wars, spoke at our first ever NDC meeting. In fact he was the first of our first (see below), and he is now involved with another first – a digital platform for comics about the parlous state of care provision in this country, a subject neatly ignore by Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement, along with the NHS, which is struggling under the weight of patients clogging up beds because there is no care provision for them on the outside. Jonathan gives a succinct breakdown of the whys and wherefores of the project and his relationship with both the sector and backers Cardiff University on the Graphic Medicine site.
This is an important issue. At some point we will all either have need of care provision or will become carers, and many of us are already disgusted by the Dickensian horror stories that have seeped out from the privatisation of the sector over the last decade or so.
Jonathan is calling for short story contributions of between six and eight pages, so get your thinking caps on and make a small but significant difference. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.