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Watch how comics can save lives with the Cause Comics panel from Seattle's ECCC 2024

The former Marvel Creative Director is joined by public health and branding experts to discuss Seahawks's Bobby Wagner and his comics with a purpose

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In 2012, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner went through a horrible experience when his mother had a stroke. As a result, Wagner championed informing the public of F.A.S.T., an acronym for recognizing signs of a stroke (Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulties, Time to Call 911). Now, Wagner's advocacy has taken the form of a comic book, and what better place to hear about it than Seattle's own Emerald City Comic Con?

At ECCC '24, comic vet and former Marvel Creative Director Jim Krueger led a panel discussing Wagner's comic, FAST54, in conversation with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Chief Strategy Officer Tom Kruse and Herø Projects Founder Matthew Medney. We managed to film the panel, called Cause Comics: Using storytelling to save lives.

Popverse filmed the ECCC 2024 Cause Comics: Using storytelling to save lives panel, and it can be watched exclusively for paid Poperse members - as part of a broader rollout of over a dozen new panels from ECCC 2024 in addition to the livestreamed ECCC 2024 Main Stage panels.

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Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is a Popverse Video Producer. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters.