I give talks around a number of themes related to the things I make. I’ve spoken about things including depression and zines to the Royal Geographical Society, and community and comics at the Graphic Medicine Conference. I’ve convened panels at comics events such as Toronto Comic Art Festival in Canada and appeared on panels the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, the Bristol Comics Expo and ELCAF. I’ve also spoken at meetups like Laydeez Do Comics and Design Stuff.
I also sometimes run workshops getting people to explore their own creative voices, particularly focused on drawing and making zines. I’ve taught workshops at the University of Toronto to Biomedical Communications Students, and been a Visiting Artist at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.
Get in touch if you’d like to find out more.
“Our students create informational images all the time as medical-illustrators-in-training, but Simon’s workshop brought something completely fresh to the table. He re-awakened their excitement about drawing as a tool for observation, reflection, and encounters with the world. Simon is not only a deft, intelligent comics creator; he is also an impassioned and inspiring presenter.”
– Shelley Wall, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto