ELECTED IN 2004
Ian Williams is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and doctor who lives
in Brighton. His
graphic novel, The Bad Doctor, was published in 2014 and followed up in 2019 by The Lady Doctor.
Both were critically acclaimed and he is working on his third, for the
same publishers, provisionally entitled The Sick Doctor, which will be
published in 2022. He studied Fine Art after medical school and then
became involved in the Medical Humanities movement. He named the area of
study called Graphic Medicine, building the eponymous website in 2007, which he currently co-edits. He is Founder of the not-for-profit Graphic Medicine International Collective and co-author of the Eisner-nominated Graphic Medicine Manifesto.
He has been the recipient of several grants has contributed to numerous
medical, humanities, and comics publications, and has sat on the board
of a number of arts and humanities organisations. Between May 2015 and
January 2017 he drew a weekly comic strip, Sick Notes, for The Guardian. He recently made an animation with Matilda Tristram for The Care Under Pressure project from Exeter University.
He has spoken at numerous medical humanities, comic art and literary events.
Ian is represented by Kirsty McLachlan of Morgan Green Creatives