REMINDER: Monday, January 30 at midnight PST is the abstract submission deadline for the 2017 Comics & Medicine conference. The conference theme is Access Points. Read conference lead organizer Mita Mahato’s discussion of the theme here. Proposals should be submitted to: email@example.com. Format and details available here.
MK’s quick Q&A with Seattle conference lead organizer Mita Mahato. Mita is a cut paper and comics artist as well as an associate professor of English at the University of Puget Sound. She serves on the board of directors for Short Run Seattle and is a teaching artist with local organizations like the Henry Art Gallery and SIFF. This spring, she will be Artist in Residence at the School of Medicine at UC Riverside. She began attending the Comics and Medicine conferences in 2011 and has been on the conference steering committee since 2015. MK: Tell us about the conference theme… Read More
We are thrilled to introduce our 2017 conference art by Seattle-based artist E.T. Russian! E.T. is a multi-sensory artist, author, filmmaker, performer, educator and healthcare provider. We think they did an incredible job of representing this year’s theme and can’t wait to see the image on the conference swag.
A Spanish hospital uses 1940s/50s “vintage” comic style posters to raise awareness re the correct use of antibiotics. guest post by E-M Lammas Antibiotic resistance is a real and pressing public health challenge. An awareness raising campaign in a Spanish hospital aimed to address some of the factors contributing to resistance development by highlighting the need for prudent use of antibiotics in order to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs; reminding staff that everyone has a role to play . The campaign at the University Hospital, La Paz in the Spanish capital Madrid will, now, thanks to the Spanish Medicines… Read More
2017 Comics & Medicine Conference Seattle Public Library Central Branch ACCESS POINTS June 15th – 17th, 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers • Rupert Kinnard created the first LGBTQ-identified African American comic strip characters in his groundbreaking series Cathartic Comics. His comics work—including his much anticipated memoir-in-progress LifeCapsule Project—spans all facets of his personal identity, from race, gender, and sexuality to classism, ageism, and disability. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Arts Foundation in 2013. • Georgia Webber is a comics artist, craniosacral therapist, meditation facilitator, and radio producer living in the cities of Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. Her most notable comics… Read More
The journal Academic Medicine is seeking submissions for its Cover Art feature. Cover Art in Academic Medicine is original artwork submitted by artists who have a connection to the academic medicine experience. Since 2008, each issue has featured a piece of original artwork on its cover along with a brief artist’s statement essay within the pages of the journal. Artists submit their own work (artwork and essay draft) at www.editorialmanager.com/acadmed. Submissions are reviewed internally by the journal’s editors, and accepted submissions are published after a staff editor works with the artist to edit the essay for publication. Artists retain copyright of their… Read More
On this week’s episode, two more doctors making comics. Plus a new theme jingle! First, Monica Lalanda, an emergency room physician from Spain. You can learn more about Monica’s work, and her book Con-Ciencia Medica on her site. She tweets @mlalanda. Here is one of her comics translated into English. My second guest is geriatrician Muna AlJawad, presenter at the 2011 Chicago Comics & Medicine conference and organizer of the 2013 Comics & Medicine conference in Brighton, England, and creator of Old Person Whisperer. Muna is currently doing research using comics as her methodology. Support for this podcast comes from… Read More
On this week’s show, two doctors making comics. First up is an interview with Carlo Jose San Juan, the creator of Callous Comics, a comic strip from the Philippines that tells the story of a doctor and her guardian duck. Later in the episode I talk with Ian Williams about his weekly Guardian strip Sick Notes. Click below to play the episode, or subscribe to the Graphic Medicine Podcast in iTunes. The Graphic Medicine podcast is brought to you by Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Department of Humanities.
The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) is a longitudinal cohort study investigating the long-term effects of HIV infection and ARV (antiretroviral) medications in children and young adults who were born with HIV or born exposed to HIV. The study follows newborns, young children, adolescents, and young adults. One part of the study, the use of a comic for maternal disclosure of HIV status, is discussed in this podcast. Researcher Claire Berman presented this study, and the comics related to it, at our 2015 conference in Riverside, California and on a Health Comics panel at San Diego ComicCon. Click below to play… Read More
As the weeks since the conference have passed, attendees have posted blog entries describing their experiences. Shelley Wall has written a piece for the BMJ Blog. John Swogger wrote about his experiences and Lisa Diedrich, pictured below, wrote on her blog about the conference. You can read a Storify of the tweets from the conference (#StagesPages) here. Our conference sketch artist, Jules Valera, posted this to her Facebook page about the conference (used with permission): “Before this weekend I was unsure about my place in comics, and whether I had the guts to keep at it in autobio- even though… Read More