Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), October 13-16, 2016, Columbus Ohio By Kevin Wolf As the festival director, Tom Spurgeon, wrote in the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) brochure, “For one week every Fall, it’s our mission to make Columbus the cartooning capital of the world.” CXC is more than a comic convention. It provides cartoonists, academics, fans, and anyone else interested a place to meet, hear presentations, get books signed, buy comic works, and discuss all things comics. For those interested in Comics & Medicine aspects, there might be cartoonists who wrote medicine-related graphic novels or memoirs. Or one might hear an… 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
From: The Explicator ISSN: 0014-4940 (Print) 1939-926X (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/vexp20 Royal Road to Wisdom: Tarot Cards and Justin Green’s BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY by Sathyaraj Venkatesan & Sweetha Saji To cite this article: Sathyaraj Venkatesan & Sweetha Saji (2016) Royal Road to Wisdom: Tarot Cards and Justin Green’s BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY, The Explicator, 74:3, 170-172, DOI: 10.1080/00144940.2016.1203753 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00144940.2016.1203753 Published online: 11 Aug 2016. KEYWORDS Tarot cards; OCD; underground commix; graphic memoir Published in the underground in 1972, Justin Green’s Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary is an autobiographical graphic… 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
Much conference follow-up to come, but in the meantime, thought participants (and perhaps others) might like to see how that day-long comic jam ended. (It was late, there was alcohol involved.) Don’t really know who started it – I remember seeing it with two or three panels pinned to a board somewhere during the day Saturday. Then it showed up at dinner, and the rest is, well, this. Thanks to all who played along.