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
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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
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
The 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee Scotland is only three weeks away! The schedule will be online this year, and you can access it here: https://graphicmedicine2016.sched.org Presenters and guests should have received an invite to the site. (Perhaps more than one, apologies for duplicates!) Once you log in, you can: create your custom conference schedule update or make corrections to your user profile load a photo or icon add a description of your presentation communicate with other presenters put the icon on your smart phone or pad desktop to create a conference app. If you find any discrepancies, please do… Read More
Book your spot now at the “Coolest conference in the world!” * Registration is now live for the 2016 Comics & Medicine conference in Dundee, Scotland. Be sure to book your conference attendance, the Lynda Barry workshop (if you are interested) your hotel, and, if you need it, a coach from the Edinburgh airport to Dundee. All of those links are available here. See you in Dundee! *Rinko Endo, 2011.