The Graphic Medicine Confab is a roundtable conversation focusing on the challenges and techniques of making graphic medicine: comics about everything and anything to do with health, medicine, illness and our bodies. Meetings are organized by Kriota Willberg, Joel Christian Gill, Georgia Webber, and Benjamin Schwartz. Each Confab has a theme and a facilitator (see below for details.) The GMC is meeting for more sessions via Zoom. Artists, educators, librarians, health care professionals, patients, and others contributed compelling questions and comments, creating dynamic conversations about a wide range of topics. You can check out the first four sessions here. Graphic… Read More
Graphic Medicine International Collective (GMIC) board member Dr. Theresa Rojas is the director of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival which will be broadcast on their YouTube channel, March 12 & 13 from 11am to 3pm (PT). More information and festival schedule available on the festival website.
EXAM ROOM Volume One: Anatomy Lab is a comics zine drawn and written by second year Drexel College of Medical Students in Philadelphia, in the Fall of 2019. Working in a Graphic Medicine seminar with Artist in Residence Emily Steinberg, MFA, students Prachi Anshu, Andrew DiMatteo, Marc Hem Lee, Joshua Lucas and Luke Wakeen drew from their personal experience working with cadavers in the Anatomy Lab, creating an extraordinarily thoughtful collection of stories. Download full zine here.
Graphic Mundi and Seminary Co-op Bookstores co-host the launch of COVID CHRONICLES: A COMICS ANTHOLOGY, the inaugural volume of PSU Press comics imprint Graphic Mundi. Editor Kendra Boileau, and contributors Jason Chatfield, Sarah Firth, Rob Kirby, and Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos discuss their process, the book, and life in the COVID age with moderator Matthew Noe. You can purchase your copy of COVID Chronicles and support Graphic Medicine by using this link.
Kendra Boileau is the Publisher of Graphic Mundi and the Assistant Director and Editor-in-Chief of Penn State University Press. She developed the Graphic Medicine line of graphic novels for PSU Press and is launching the Graphic Mundi imprint with this week’s release of COVID Chronicles. We’ll talk about all of that in our conversation. Relevant links: Register for the COVID Chronicles launch event. Where to buy COVID Chronicles. Graphic Mundi website. An article about the launch of Graphic Mundi and Graphic Medicine at Penn State. this podcast is sponsored by
My name is Janina and I create comics about living with Type 1 Diabetes. My comics have been featured on Brut America, The Mighty, and two of them have been shared by the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2019. I started an Instagram account and website called Miss Diabetes to document my life with Type 1 diabetes in 2016, because my diabetes nurse told me there were a lot of young diabetics in the community that were feeling down about living with this chronic disease. And that made me really sad, because I had been there myself and I knew exactly how they would be feeling. I wanted to find ways… Read More
“The Graphic Medicine 2021 UnConvention: What Are You Working On?” Call for Videos! The Graphic Medicine International Collective is pleased to announce our 2021 UnConvention , whose unorthodox theme and form are created in response to the unconventional circumstances in which we are currently living. Our conference theme: What are you working on? Our conference date: August 13-15, 2021 Our place: online, participation link to be distributed with conference registration Our format: self-made, one-minute videos that we will organize for collective viewing and discussion. We invite participants to submit one-minute videos that address the conference theme: What are you working on in… Read More
A collective of artists from Europe, China and the United States got together to distill the experiences from the remarkable year of 2020 into a zine. That zine, The Lockdown Lowdown: Graphic Narratives for Viral Times is now available for order. “The Lockdown Lowdown is a publication about possibilities within this new, abnormal, world of restrictions. It is a rich harvest of stories, filled with surreal drawing, the thread of time, pathos, transforming penguins, humour, anxious denial, luscious exuberance, a talking fox, biting snakes, popping eyeballs, political consciousness, bra freedom and disillusioned spoke wheels.” -Sarah Lightman, author of The Book of Sarah… Read More
guest post by Rachel D.L. When I was thirteen years old, I fell suddenly ill. An unsafe home environment, doctors who dismissed my symptoms, and the resultant changes with my eating, became the only tool at my disposal to help me cope with my symptoms and trauma. This led to my hospitalization at Comer’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago. I was then transferred with little warning to a psychiatric hospital. As a result of those traumatic experiences, I’d learned the danger of listening to my body and myself. Unfortunately, the summer before my sophomore year of college when I was nineteen,… Read More
In this month’s episode, MK talks with a panel of guests about the best Graphic Medicine of 2020. The conversation begins with Shelley Wall and Michael Green discussing their article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the best graphic medicine of 2020, COVID-19 comics. Then graphic medicine librarians Alice Jaggers and Matthew Noe add their thoughts and further recommendations to the conversation. Finally, the group shares some of their favorite reading from 2020, graphic medicine and beyond. Listen below or subscribe to the Graphic Medicine podcast. Scroll down for links to all books and projects mentioned… Read More