Wednesday 12 October 2016

Illustrated poster / cartoon abstract for a PhD thesis about stakeholder influence

A cartoon abstract by Amanda Lillywhite for a PhD thesis by Mark Panton - How do stakeholders influence stadium-led regeneration
For a summary of Mark Panton's research go to
Mark Panton asked me to create a cartoon abstract for his PhD thesis "How do stakeholders influence stadium-led regeneration?" for use online and as printed hand-outs. Comics and cartoons are increasingly being used in academia to support and/or impart information. In this case the cartoon is a small taste of the research, a lead in to the thesis.

The cartoon format allowed me to pack in a lot of information via the conversations between the characters. Using two different colour ways was a means of giving a flavour of the differences between the case studies relating to football stadiums in East Manchester (Manchester City Football Club) and Tottenham (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club) that Mark used in his research.

For a summary of the research go to the Birkbeck College, University of London, Sports Business Centre website Mark can be found on Twitter at @MarkLPanton.

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