Call For Papers This year’s Comics and Medicine Conference invites participants to share and reflect upon how graphic medicine works. In the context of health and its relationship to comics, “work” can refer to a number of activities: the work of medical and related professionals; the functioning of our bodies and minds; the creation or study of artistic and educational materials; the study of the archive or images/texts; work with reader communities; and the organization of collaborative community health efforts. The spaces in which “work” takes place provide another point of reflection: public healthcare centers, classrooms, home studios, private clinics,… Read More
MK here. Just back from Berlin where Ian and I had the great honor of attending and speaking at the PathoGraphics conference and seeing the amazing Sick! art exhibit. There is much to report – far more than I can give fair coverage to here, as I took 29 pages of notes during the four days of events, but I want to highlight a few things. First, there is a chronologic Storify of all of the tweets arising from the conference. (You can also find PDFs of the art exhibit and conference program here.) Included in the Storify you will… Read More
MK here, recently back from the Vermont Folklife Center’s “Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium“. I am very grateful to have been invited to attend and participate. Though I was not able to be at two important opening events, lectures by Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco, I was able to participate in the full day of panels on Saturday, covering topics such as Graphic Journalism, Autobio Comics, Graphic Ethnography, as well as Historical Comics. You can click over to my blog for my sketch notes from those rich panels. My notes are augmented by those of Kurt Shaffert, who generously permitted me… Read More
FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED! October 27-29, 2017, Berlin The PathoGraphics research group at Freien Universität Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff, Prof. Dr. Susan Merrill Squier, Dr. Nina Schmidt, Stef Lenk, Alexandra Hummel) presents this international conference. www.fsgs.fu-berlin.de/pathographics Venue: Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité, The Lecture Hall Ruin/Hörsaalruine, Charitéplatz 1, D – 10117 Berlin This 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. Speakers address this question from a variety of different perspectives, including literary scholarship, comics studies, media studies,… Read More
In this podcast episode, listen to field co-founded Ian Williams describe to the Wellcome Trust Library staff what graphic medicine is and what it does. 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.
Thanks to a tip from @Init4Health on Twitter, here is a comic from The Lupus Initiative, PDF available online: http://thelupusinitiative.org/downloads/Askme3_V2_Full_10_06.pdf We come across many comics online, but wanted to highlight this one on the site as we don’t have much in comic form about Lupus, and hoping to fill that gap.
Welcome to a new season of the Graphic Medicine Podcast! On today’s show, audio from the opening night of the Seattle Comics & Medicine conference, Thursday June 15. You will hear from three speakers in a row. The first will be Seattle conference organizer and host Mita Mahato. Mita is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. She is also an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, one of the sponsors of the… Read More
Just started the wonderful task of listening to the audio from the Seattle conference today. Planning to post a new podcast episode very soon, but as a preview, thought we would share the video Aaron Freeman created of his wife Sharon Rosenzweig’s Friday lightning presentation. To see more of Sharon’s spiral work, subscribe to her Facebook page here. To see her comic about Mom’s Flock, here is the full comic on the Annals of Internal Medicine Graphic Medicine page.
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