Author Will Sperduto is a graduate of Duke University, with a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and global health and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. He is planning a career in medicine. Cartooncology is his first book. He seeks to “strengthen the humanity in medicine by continuing to contribute to the advancement of medical education and patient care.” To celebrate the release of his book, MK asked him a few questions. What is this book? Cartooncology: Thoughtful Images of Cancer is a collection of illustrations that introduces individuals of all ages and backgrounds to different ways of thinking about the illness. These… Read More
Our Graphic Medicine YouTube playlist now has over 50 videos. Episodes of The Graphic Medicine Podcast are frequently posted as videos so images from talks can be seen. You can see a list of all videos in the playlist here. More very special content surprises are to come in the new year. If you don’t want to miss out, subscribe to our playlist to get email alerts when new videos are added.
In September, Dr. Shelley Wall gave the opening address of the Hiram College Graphic Medicine series. We are thrilled that Shelly and her hosts at Hiram have been kind enough to share her talk with us, entitled, “Medical Illustration and the Language of Comics: From Medical Graphics to Graphic Medicine.” 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.
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