Later today the kickoff events for the 2017 Comics & Medicine Conference will begin in Seattle. The excitement level here is off the charts! If you are in the Seattle area, remember, many of the events are open to the public. Registration for the full conference is full, but public events are in pink on the schedule linked below. You can follow the moment-to-moment conference events two ways. First, via the dynamic schedule of conference events, including public programming, is available here. The second, more up-to-the-moment way is via social media. Remember, if you are tweeting at the conference or… Read More
In this new episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast, we hear from the creative team behind the wonderful graphic medicine narrative “Keeper of the Clouds” – writer Liza Futerman and illustrator Evi Tampold. You can read a new review of Keeper of the Clouds here, and purchase a copy here. We’ll also hear from Seattle Conference chief organizer-on-the-ground Mita Mahato. She’ll tell us a few insider tips about Seattle and what we can expect. Support for this podcast provided by the Department of Medical Humanities, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine.
Call for Papers: Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics Edited by: Heike Bauer, Andrea Greenbaum, and Sarah Lightman Scholarship and publications on Jewish women and comics have grown considerably over the last five years. Studies such as the Eisner Award-winning Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (Lightman 2014), How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses? (Oksman 2016) and our own special issue on “Contemporary Comics by Jewish Women” (Bauer, Greenbaum, Lightman, Studies in Comics 7:2 2015 ) have shown that Jewish women make a significant and varied contribution to contemporary comics. Prompted by the realization that… Read More
On Friday, Ian & MK taught a Graphic Medicine workshop to the medical illustration students at the University of Toronto. The students were very excited and engaged – in fact, despite it being a Friday evening, many stuck around to chat informally after the workshop ended. Saturday and Sunday the Graphic Medicine TCAF table was very active! In fact, all of the books you see on the table on the right (and all the backup copies) SOLD OUT! On Saturday late afternoon Ian Williams, Kriota Willberg, Gareth Brooks, and I (MK Czerwiec) participated in a panel about Graphic Medicine…. Read More
Press Release – Graphic Medicine @ Toronto Comic Arts Festival Three authors of books in Penn State University Press’s critically acclaimed Graphic Medicine series are participating in the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this May. Graphic novelist, printmaker, and textile artist Gareth Brookes will exhibit advance copies of his forthcoming graphic novel A Thousand Coloured Castles. Rendered entirely in unique scratched-off crayon drawings, the book depicts life with Charles Bonnet syndrome, which causes intense hallucinations in people with preexisting vision problems. Brookes’s previous graphic novel, The Black Project, won the 2013 Best Original Graphic Novel Award from Broken Frontier. MK Czerwiec (pronounced sir-wick) is a… Read More
PathoGraphics research team at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany announces this upcoming conference and call for papers: Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics. Intersections of the Medical, the Personal, and the Cultural October 27-28, 2017 in Berlin, Germany Keynote speaker: Leigh Gilmore (Wellesley College), Author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony (2001) and Tainted Witness: Why we doubt what women say about their lives (2017) This two-day academic conference examines the ways in which knowledge and experience of illness and disability circulate within the realms of medicine, art, the personal and the cultural. We invite papers that… Read More
A computer science undergraduate student from London is conducting an online survey for a graphic medicine project they are working on. It is quick and easy. Please be generous and help them out by responding to the questions. https://goo.gl/prG692 “I am a Business Computing undergraduate student currently conducting my final year individual project. I am designing and building an online searchable database of mental health and general health-related comic books and comics-related resources (‘graphic medicine’).We are asking for your help to participate in a brief online survey which seeks to gather feedback from comics scholars that may help us understand better… Read More
CALL FOR PAPERS ‘Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory’ Confirmed Speakers: Nicola Streeten, Hillary Chute A Symposium hosted by the TORCH Network, ‘Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form’ Thursday 22nd June 2017, TORCH, University of Oxford In the graphic novel Waltz with Bashir (2009), adapted from Ari Folman and David Polonsky’s 2008 animated film, the traumatised protagonist attempts to come to terms with his personal experience of the massacres at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the 1980s. In so doing, he seeks help from a psychologist, who informs him that ‘Memory… Read More
Tyler Page is the creator of Raised on Ritalin: A Personal Story of ADHD, Medication, and Modern Psychiatry. In this new episode of the Graphic Medicine Podcast, MK talks with Tyler about creating and self-publishing this terrific book. You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes. While you’re there, a review would be greatly appreciated! Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967. To learn more about Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities, go to www2.med.psu.edu/humanities.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Format and details available here.