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Herd, Damon


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Damon Herd is a Lecturer in Communication Design. He is an artist, researcher, and comics maker with a PhD in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. His main research area is life narratives told in the comics medium, with a particular interest in British comics, and the games authors play with truth. Other research includes the intersections of comics, fine art, and performance.

Damon is the founder and organiser of DeeCAP (Dundee Comics/Art/Performance). He is a member of the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies at University of Dundee and an associate member of CoRH! - The Comics Research Hub at University of the Arts London. He has been published in Studies in Comics and on The Comics Grid. He was previously Coordinator of Dundee Comics Creative Space and INK POT comics studio, where he worked on several publications in the University of Dundee’s Public Information Comics research project. He is Creative Submissions Editor of Studies in Comics

Damon also has an MA in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art and a BA in Book Arts & Crafts from London College of Communication, UAL.

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Research Output

La Fibromialgia y nosotros: Vivir con Fibromialgia

Translated title of the contribution: Fibromyalgia and us: Living with fibromyalgia Jindal-Snape, D., Keiller, A., Kelly, L., Langlands-Scott, J., Murray, C., Snape, A., Snape, J. B., Snape, N., Warden, F., Whittingham, B., Herd, D., Balson, E., Dominiak, Z., Horner, R., Larkin, A., Millar, N., Robinson, H., Wilson, L. & Crowe, M. (Translator), 2020, University of Dundee: UniVerse. 36 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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    Comics and Performance from emaki to DeeCAP

    Herd, D., 24 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • A Ludic Model of Autobiographical Comics

    Herd, D., 9 May 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Autobiography in British War Comics

    Herd, D., 22 Sep 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    International Collaborative TransMedia Narrative Comics part 2

    Herd, D. & Murray, C., 22 Jul 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


    2020 Stephen Fry Award: Public Engagement Project of the Year Commendation

    Nabizadeh, Golnar (Recipient), Murray, Chris (Recipient), Jindal-Snape, Divya (Recipient), Herd, Damon (Recipient), Vaughan, Phillip (Recipient), Sinclair, Megan (Recipient), Crowe, Mayra (Recipient) & King, Grant (Recipient), 10 Jan 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    First Minister's Reading Challenge - Visit from St John's High School

    Matthew Jarron (Organiser), , Erin Hardee (Organiser), , Heather Doran (Organiser), , Damon Herd (Organiser), & Edward Small (Participant)

    10 May 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

    Studies in Comics (Journal)

    Chris Murray (Editorial board member), , Damon Herd (Editorial board member), , Divya Jindal-Snape (Editorial board member), , Golnar Nabizadeh (Editorial board member), & Megan Sinclair (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Comics & Performance Network (External organisation)

    Damon Herd (Member)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    The Eighth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference

    Damon Herd (Chair)

    26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Launch of Fibromyalgia and Us comic

    Divya Jindal-Snape (Organiser), , Christopher Murray (Organiser), , Lynn Kelly (Speaker), , Damon Herd (Speaker), , Ashling Larkin (Speaker), & Ian Horton (Speaker)

    1 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition