About the project

ERCcOMICS is a creative and ambitious project that exploits the power of visual storytelling
to innovate the way European science is communicated.

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We want you!

ERCcOMICS, coordinated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 in partnership with La Bande Destinée, a French communication agency, is the result of an ERC call for proposals aiming to find “innovative ways to highlight ERC projects”.

It is a creative and ambitious 4-year project that exploits the power of visual storytelling through webcomics to promote and explain the achievements of ERC funded projects and the benefits of the ERC funding scheme for technological and scientific development, as well as for society as a whole.

Each comic will be the result of a close cooperation between the researcher, the ERCcOMICS team and a comic artist. Depending on the subject, the webcomic could be a fictional or documentary story of any genre: science fiction, historical, thriller, autobiographical. Each webcomic, before publication, will always have the grantee’s final validation.

The 4 selected ERC projects for the second year will be dealing with cosmic dust, neuroscience, ultrasounds imaging and migratory flux through european borders.

Each webcomic will be constituted of ca. 50 pages, which will be published in 10 chapters over a period of one year.

If you are a comic artist interested in science and you are willing to participate in this adventure, send an email to info@erccomics.com by October 30th, 2016.

More details and remuneration will be communicated by email.

Send us: your portfolio and a few words of motivation.