Dr Ian Williams is an award-winning comics artist, educator, 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 2023. 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 a founding member 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 made an animation with Matilda Tristram for The Care Under Pressure project from Exeter University, which has been used across many healthcare trusts and in a parliamentary enquiry. In 2022 he was commissioned by the Wellcome Collection to draw twelve comic strips about healthcare, which he entitled Sorry To Keep You Waiting.

He has spoken at numerous medical humanities, comic art and literary events.

He teaches graphic medicine as a visiting professor at the International University of Andalusia.

Ian is represented by Kirsty McLachlan of Morgan Green Creatives

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