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
Comics and Medicine
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.
Canadian Sima Elizabeth Shefrin is a fabric artist and presenter from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference. Her recently published book, Embroidered Cancer Comics, is a series of embroidered panels about her husband’s diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. It was recently published by Jessica Kingsley. To get a copy of Embroidered Cancer Comic, visit the book’s Facebook page. In my “What Are You Reading?!” segment, I’m joined by The Bad Doctor himself, Ian Williams. He shares three titles he’s been reading recently. Listen to the episode to find out what they are! Support for this podcast comes from the Department of… Read More
The Graphic Medicine Manifesto has been nominated for an Eisner Award in the catagory Best Academic/Scholarly Work. One of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Eisners – officially called the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – are referred to as the ‘Oscars of comics’. A five-strong panel of judges compile the list of nominations which are then voted on by industry professionals, with the winners announced at the annual Comic-Con in San Diego in July. The Manifesto, published by Penn State University Press, has been very well received by specialist and non specialist readers alike. Written by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Squier, Michael… Read More
In this week’s podcast, Elizabeth Hewitt from the Ohio State University presents “Incurable Time: The Graphic Temporalities of Autoimmune Disease.” Her talk was recorded at our 2015 Riverside Comics & Medicine conference. Also, I talk with Ann Fox of Davidson College about what she’s reading, as well as her new Graphic Medicine course. Keep your eyes on your screens as images will accompany the episode. This podcast is also available via iTunes. 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… Read More